Friday, October 7, 2016

Sea Glass


I have been collecting sea glass for many years.


Walking along the beach, these 
beautiful treasures can be found 
along the shoreline, tossed up by the tides.
Bonaventure Beach

Bonaventure Beach

There's also a peacefulness, 
calm from the waves and the joy 
of not knowing what will we find on the shores. 
Fauvel Beach


Sea glass is becoming harder to find
 because of plastics and recycling.


Years ago before garbage was being picked up, 
residents used the woods/forest and beach 
for a place to dump their trash. 
Bonaventure Beach
Around the 1960s plastics came into being,
 replacing glass bottles, dishes and jars. 

Therefore the finding of sea glass is diminishing.


I am sharing my collection.....

~Some of the colours below~
It is rare to find an orange piece.
I also have a clear yellow piece below.

Good quality pieces are frosted 
with no sharp edges
the result of many years of tossing 
and tumbling in the rough waters of the sea.

 Shades of whites

Sea glass is formed from bottles,
 jars, dishes, pottery and other glass
 that have ended up in the sea, 
broken and tumbled over the years,
 in the waves of the ocean.

 Shades of aqua and light blues and greens.
This large piece of aqua below, 
 looks like it could be
part of an "Insulator".

 Green, the most plentiful color to find

Beautiful Blue, the rarest color to find....

 Brown with some brownish green

 Green pieces with marks,
 most are pieces of jar tops,
 bottle necks and bottoms.

Pottery - aren't they pretty?
The blue and green below ~ jadeite fire king dishware.
Dishes and pottery with some milk glass pieces.
Bone, slate and tiles.

 Bottle Bottoms


Coca Cola Ltd.
Coca Cola


 I keep them in mason jars on a window sill.

Pretty with the sun shining through.....


The term "Sea Glass" is glass found in salt water
and "Beach Glass" is found in fresh water.

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We also find agate stone on the beach.
I haven't collected many agate.
Their colours blend in with the rocks
making them hard to spot.

I must confess that I found most of these below, 
at a flea market.
Can you imagine someone spent a lot of time 
to find these, only to have 
them end up at a flea market.

Agate is a semi-precious gemstone.
 A mineral of the quartz family.
 It can be found in many colors.
 Used for craft, arts and jewelry making.


 Agate is translucent.  
If we hold it up to the sun, we can see through it.
~The treasures of tides and time~

Thanks for your visit. xo


One of my favourite beaches nearby is Fauvel Beach.
also Bonaventure Beach

All pics are my sole original property.