Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass!

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

You guys, I am so lucky. My parents, my future mother-in-law and my friends all love to hunt for beach glass and have been bringing me the most delightful finds. Plus, I managed to get out once or twice my own self! It’s completely re-energizing to stand on that beach, look across into infinity and just breathe in the salt air.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

With the exception of most of the marbles, all of this was found within the past month or so. That huge amber-orange piece (whose colour & rarity I’m having trouble identifying) I was lucky enough to find myself, but the two red/orange art glass pieces were found on different days by different people!

And now, some of the final results:

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Is this yellow? Or orange? Or honey amber? I can’t tell.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Teal!

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

A gorgeous A-grade Gray.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

This isn’t quite gray, but it’s sorta getting there, which along with the super rounded state, suggests it’s really old. It’s sort of a flattened cylinder which makes me think it used to be a cup handle.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Gorgeous piece of Aqua. I think I like the antique gold wire on it; do you?

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Fabulous yellow!

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

A smooth piece of Jade.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

A kind of blurry photo of a nice piece of Lavender.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Cobalt! So pretty, that cobalt.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

Fabulous piece of citron – sooo pretty when you hold it up to the light.

Rare & Ultra-Rare Beach Glass

And finally, this amazing piece of art glass that is red which smoothly transitions to orange. It’s got ridges, suggesting it used to be a plate or bowl. It’s kind of small so I had to use smaller gauge wire. It seems like I only get 1 red piece a year, and this is it for this year! The other piece above appears to have come from the exact same piece, and it doesn’t really count because it’s so small I don’t think I’ll be able to use it. But it’s pretty!

In other news, I’ve been thinking of doing a bunch more shows this year. It’s a lot of work and I find them mentally and physically exhausting, but the sales are always good and we’ve got a few wish-projects for around the house, so I think I’ll go for it. Which means I’ve gotta get off the internet and go make some things :)

One Comment:

  1. YOUR WORK IS SO PRETTY. I LIVE OUT EAST OF SAN DIEGO, CA AND I DON’T SEE ANY BEACH GLASS. I WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOME. I DID FIND AGATES ON THE BEACH IN OREGON ONE SUMMER. AND I MEAN BUCKETS! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. ONE DAY I’M GOING TO TRY MY HAND AT WIRE WORKING.
    MOLLY

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