My husband came back from an early morning walk on the beach with a nugget of sea glass, and I suddenly had a new interest and holiday hobby!
I found myself looking for seaglass on each beach walk I took, and very quickly discovered the best "spots", which often had huge quantities of old glass.
Over the last 6 or 7 years I have collected a great deal of this fascinating glass. (Some of it I hope to use in jewellery, but that's on hold until my little girl is older.) Most of it I have in glass jars and bowls around the house, there is something so seasidey about it , I really love it's texture, the light it creates and the fact that every single piece of glass has an unknown history behind it.
|Seaglass with shells and shards of pottery|
|In a lovely clam shell|
|In an old cookie jar|
|In a blue china boat|
|an old parfait jar|
|a wine glass full of glass|
|A square vase and a tea light with sea glass|
(I do love French yoghurt pots- so much more useful then plastic!)
Sea glass is getting rarer as we recyle more. This is, of course, a good thing, but it makes these lovely fragments all the more precious to me.