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    Sea glass is glass which was once in the form of bottles, jars and other objects. During the passage of many years in the sea the glass takes on new forms, forms of beauty that belie their prosaic origin. After decades or more in the sea these pieces wash up on the strandline, recycled to be the basis of beautiful jewellery, smoothed, shaped and frosted.

    The journey the glass has undertaken is one of history and mystery.  What was it originally? When was it made? How far has it travelled?  How long has it been in the sea?

     As glass is being replaced by more plastic, sea glass is becoming a diminishing source.

     Sea glass quality varies from piece to piece

    • Overall smoothness - smooth and sensuous, no jagged edges or chips
    • Frostiness of surface - frost covering the whole surface. Clear 'C' marks show that the sea glass is genuine and not machine tumbled.
    • Colour rarity -   
      EXTREMELY RARE
      orange  
      red  
      turquoise  
      yellow  
      black  
      teal  
      gray  
         
      RARE  
      pink  
      aqua  
      cornflower blue
      cobalt blue
      opaque white
      citron  
      purple/amethyst
         
      UNCOMMON
      soft green  
      soft blue  
      forest green
      lime green
      golden amber
      amber  
      jade  
         
      COMMON  
      Kelly green
      brown  
      white (clear)

                                 

    • Shape and size

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Spent yesterday morning working on a silver bezel for a sea glass gem. Still a bit of work to do as you can see from the photo, but will get it polished up and the sea glass set and will post another photo of the finished pendant. I love these bezels they really do set the sea glass off. 004