On the Nature of Seaglass...
On the Nature of Seaglass..
Yes seaglass is beautiful, colorful, and fun to look for. But where did it come from and what exactly is it?? Well according to my good friend Wikipedia, "Naturally produced sea glass ("genuine sea glass") originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, broken tableware, or even shipwrecks, which are rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of their edges are rounded off, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance."
Shipwreck you say?? That's awesome! Of course not all the bits and pieces we find are from such fairy tales, but they each have their own unique story for how they ended up in our hands. And as such, each has it's own shape and distinct color. And while I may be able to create pieces of jewelry almost identical to each other, due to the beautifully unique properties of seaglass, they will never be the exact same. So in earnest, this is just a little disclaimer to let you know that sometimes I will use photos of our handmade seaglass jewelry to represent what your piece will look like (should you decide to buy it) but may be just a tad different than what shows up at your doorstep. I always do my best to match color and size for pieces that are replicable. More often than not I will only create one piece of jewelry, and when it's gone, it's gone. But for items like earrings or bracelets, your piece of seaglass might be just ever so slightly different than what is pictured.
And now for a little more knowledge...
Sea Glass vs. Beach Glass
As the name provides, genuine SEA GLASS is born out of the sea. While BEACH GLASS is found on non-marine beaches. The Great Lakes have produced some of the most beautiful beach glass I've ever seen. So if you don't live near the ocean, fear not. These frosted little gems can be found where ever the natural aquatic elements meet a piece of glass (provided there is enough time to round the edges).
P.S. I know that sea glass is two words. But I have chosen to make it one, because to me, seaglass is the some of its parts: the sea and the glass. If I had it my way, I would make it an element on the periodic table! Happy hunting my friends!