One of the first things that comes to mind when we think about the beach is sea glass. And that’s probably because we’ve been collecting it since we were kids. Now that tradition has passed onto our children. Here is the oldest's very first “blog post”:
“I love it at the beach! What i like to do the most is to collect sea glass! There is lots of colours of sea glass at the beach! Some people call sea glass, glass rocks! Though sea glass is actually NOT rock. Sea glass is formed when people throw different forms and colours of glass into the ocean, lake, or sea. Finally, when it hits the sand at the bottom, it shatters and scatters, all over the ocean. And then, all those pieces of sharp glass become smooth around the sharp edges because of erosion. After a few thousand years, the waves take the smoothened glass and beach it on the shore. From now on, that smooth glass is known as sea glass! If you walk along the rocky shore, staring at the rocks, you will probably find some sea glass too! :)”
There you’ve had it, all you ever needed to know about sea glass (from the perspective of an 8 year old)! We’ve selected our top five favourite DIY sea glass inspirational projects. Keep these in mind the next time you are at the beach, and start collecting those little treasures. Or, if you're land-bound, you can pick up some sea glass from our new Etsy shop or Amazon (note the latter are generally not authentic rather artificially tumbled).
Finally, one of our favourite projects with sea glass has to be jewellery. This tutorial from Amsterdam and Beyond provides a totally doable alternative to drilling the sea glass: wire wrapping in a beautifully decorative way.
Do you collect sea glass? What do you do with it?