A while ago, back in 2011 I wrote about my fascination/obsession with sea glass. Since then my humble collection has grown, we only seem to get green, brown, clear and occasionally green and then very rarely blue here.
I do not know what fascinates me about sea glass, it has irregular shapes, it is often so textured by the sea and sand action that it is quite dull.
But, when you look closely at the amazing hues and the wonderfully faceted jumble you cannot help but be spellbound by the fragments.
I think the most intriguing thing about sea glass is its’ mystery. Some how it got into the sea and was tossed and tossed over time until it no longer resembled the object it started out as.
All it is now is just a gorgeous fragment of texture and colour.
While trawling the web the other day I came across this interesting post by Travis Burke about a beach near Fort Bragg in California, it is called Glass Beach. The reason for this is the area used to be a dump. The dump was mostly cleaned up but the glass remained.
Unfortunately, the glass is fast disappearing as, in spite of Sea Glass Collecting being prohibited, people ignore the signs and continue to collect bags full of sea glass.
This makes me feel rather sad, we seem to have a penchant for destroying everything and thinking it does not matter. I have become concerned by the bits I pick up, but reconcile myself to the fact that I am picking up Flotsam and Jetsam and not destroying something that has become a feature.
Please visit Out of the Blue Sea Glass Jewellery, this is the web page of Lisl (photographer of 2 photos in this post) and Ronnie Armstrong who have been beach combing and making beautiful Sea glass jewelery for over 30 years.