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Seaham sea glass

Posted by Jody on June 3, 2013

Alex is one of my very favorite artists! Not only is she a “textile art jack-of-all-trades,” she’s also one heck of a beachcomber. Take a look at her newest stash! ~Amazing!

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Under A Topaz Sky

I’d heard about the beach at Seaham in County Durham being an amazing place for sea glass and after googling some pictures and drooling heavily, I persuaded the family to take a run up the A1 a few days ago, as it was half term, to make a visit.

There was a glass factory at Seaham from the middle of the 1800s to the early part of the twentieth century and with true Victorian disregard for the environment, at the end of the day, the glass waste was poured into the sea. The resulting glass, tumbled and frosted by the waves, comes up as little nuggets on the beach.

Seaham beach

I’m afraid I didn’t notice much of the actual beach or surroundings – as soon as we got there my head was down, searching, and marvelling over the way the shingle and sand is dotted with little globules of glass like bubbles, most…

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23 Responses to “Seaham sea glass”

  1. ksbeth said

    sea glass is one of my favorite things in the world. beautiful post )

  2. Definitely!!!

  3. Love our Sea glass! We have a place with tons of all kinds of glass and pottery shards across Boston Harbor you just need a private boat to get to those places. I love New England beaches in the winter when it is all mine 🙂

  4. Wow, what a fabulous collection!

  5. You have been nominated for the Hug Award, Read the information carefully and follow all directions. Congratulations! Jill

  6. Good reblog! RH

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