Friday, April 11, 2014

Frosted And Tumbled

Having been a very keen 'sea-glass' collector for the past few years now,
I really get excited about finding cobalt blue glass that has been tumbled by the sea.

In fact, it was this colour that got me hooked about five years ago at this very beach.
It was a beautiful, hot summer day as I was sauntering
 down the beach at the water's edge.
I was looking down and just ahead I saw something blue and wet in the sand.

It was perfectly 'frosted' with no edges and a beautiful colour.

So, I got into the habit, as many others do, to add to somebody else's
delight in finding sea-glass by throwing coloured bottles into the ocean,
much like the one above which was a vitamin bottle.

'You throw glass bottles into the water at a beach which people use', I heard you ask?
Yes I do.
But I don't in the summer for obvious reasons. By the time this water is 'warm' enough
for people to use, this bottle will be tumbled to death by the very strong
north Atlantic currents that rip up and down these beaches all year long.

And it is my hope that some day in the future someone will be
walking down the beach on a beautiful summer afternoon
and see part of this cobalt blue glass bottle
that has been perfectly tumbled just for them.

This is the piece that got me started.
I couldn't get a very good photo of it
but I hope you get the idea.
It's diameter is about that of a quarter.


  1. i love sea glass and especially this great blue color. When i visited Italy, there were many little pieces of what was once pottery tiles that I found on the beach. Very nice and will be looking for a piece of this blue the next time i am at the beach. Hope you have a lovely weekend

  2. Good Morning, Jim. Does it only happen with the cobalt blue? I am surprised it happens so quickly. That almost makes me want to get my glass and grinder out and make some of my own, LOL.

  3. I have never seen sea glass-sounds fun

  4. So THAT'S where sea glass comes from!

  5. that's the link to my blogger friend Hilary's blog from the UK. She's doing the A to Z too and today she's talked a little about sea glass. Since today is for the letter J, she posted about jelly fish and other stuff. Her blog is interesting, don't know if you know her. As for this post, I would be a seaglass collector too, if I lived close to your ocean.

  6. I thought you took my cobalt bottle Jim! I have 2 behind my sink rooting little plants in water. I have a pair of sea glass earrings which I love - a pale green/blue color. Hope all is well at your house.

  7. I love sea glass, too, Jim, and I love your idea of creating sea glass for someone in the future to enjoy. My classroom grandparents went to Nova Scotia several times, and each time they brought a piece of sea glass back for each kiddo in my classroom. It was fun because many of them had never been to the

    I've read and enjoyed your recent posts. Love that new header that looks like an oil painting! I never realized that Crash Test Dummies was a Canadian group. We don't have flowers peeking through yet, at least not that I've seen, so I enjoyed your pretty croci and snowdrops. We have a snowstorm coming tomorrow night! When you wrote big road/low road of course the BBOLL song popped right into my head!

    Have a happy weekend!

  8. I like the second shot, with the sea and sky int he background. I always wondered where those beautiful little bits of polished glass came from.

  9. Oh my gosh-- I've been doing this for years. Keep a bucket in our garage for colored glass-- I smash it up and take the bucket with us every time we drive to Florida. It's a long standing tradition for me to walk out and feed it to the waves---

    I've been collecting sea glass for years-- our beach in Florida is a wonderful place to find it:)


    1. Thanks for this great idea Vicki! I am so happy that I am not alone in supplying the WOrlD with sea glass!! lol
      Now I will get that bucket in position!


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