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08/08/2018 16:13
  Who doesn't love Sea Glass? Sea Glass is made when regular glass gets into the ocean. While finding a whole bottle may be preferable, one generally works with shards of broken glass. They wash into the sea, bang around for a few decades, and gradually 1) get the edges rounded...
04/27/2018 10:16
By Laura Vallor This story is the second place winner in the 2018 Glassing Magazine Mermaid Fiction Contest With tail swishing through the water, propelling her at great speed, the mermaid hurried to get closer to the voices on the beach. She had an important job to do today. Normally she...
03/21/2018 13:25
The Codd marble bottle was born from the need to keep carbonated drinks from going ‘flat’. Originally, effervescent drinks were contained in stoneware bottles, but these allowed the gas to leak and the drink would indeed go flat. Soon, bottlers were using glass bottles but noted that the...
03/17/2018 11:29
It’s likely not our most favorite color to find, though certainly there may be rare or extraordinary pieces, but after white sea glass, green may indeed the most common color found. And green is a not a one-off color; there are probably more different shades of green to be found in bottles and...
03/07/2018 16:02
Categorizing Sea Glass There’s glass. And then there’s sea glass. And just as these are considered—certainly to the sea glass lover—two completely separate entities, so too are the classifications of each. Man-made glass is categorized in several different ways: by its elemental compound (soda...
03/06/2018 11:07
The only thing more special than taking a long walk on the beach might just be discovering a treasure while on that stroll—like a sea shell or a piece of sea glass. If you’re not familiar with sea glass, let us fill you in: Sea glass is the end result after a piece of glass, say from a beer bottle...
01/21/2018 17:42
While every piece of beach glass is special, something magical happens when you find a piece that glows. Mixed in with all the regular pieces of sea glass we find on beaches around the world, there are sometimes pieces that were made with fluorescent materials. If you shine a black light on...
01/07/2018 15:19
Authentic and intentionally made purple glass has been produced for hundreds of years, with its popularity rising and falling as with any colored or collectible glassware. ‘Purple glass’ is an umbrella term which may include very pale lavender and medium shades of purple, deep royal purple...
11/24/2017 07:34
By Aislinn Sarnacki, BDN Staff Leslie Gordon Curtis | BDN Grapes and leaves adorn a piece of magenta glass found on a Maine beach by Leslie Gordon Curtis of Lincolnville in fall of 2017. Leslie Gordon Curtis | BDN The bottom...
08/27/2017 15:05
As we're tromping down a beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Tim Blair stops suddenly and digs his fingers down into the sand. By NATHAN PILLING, Kitsap Sun PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — As we're tromping down a beach on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Tim Blair stops suddenly and digs his fingers...
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