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Wow! Black Sea Glass

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I’ve been collecting sea glass to make my jewellery for about four years now and yesterday was the first time I found Black Sea Glass, another first was that I found not one piece but two.

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Black sea glass isn’t actually black, but in most cases the glass is very dark green or very dark amber.  I am exceedingly lucky here as I found one of each!  The larger of the pieces has a green tone and the smaller has an amber tone, this can only be seen when the glass is held up to a very strong light.

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Black glass was used prior to 1900 for beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages as they frequently needed protection from sunlight. 

As you can imagine I have collected a fair amount of sea glass, so what are the odds of finding a piece of ‘black glass’ – I don’t know!