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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. nutsfortreasure said

    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 🙂

    • Jody said

      Yay! How cool is that? Do you know the source of all the glass and pottery shards? We’re year round beachcombers too! We love having the beaches (and beach treasures) all to ourselves.

      • nutsfortreasure said

        Trash dumped for years off our coast I am sure damn even the US Navy heaves stuff overboard 😦 We find lots of live 50 cal rifle rounds on MA beaches cringe when I see a child dig 😦

      • Jody said

        Yikes!

      • nutsfortreasure said

        Awe yes the ocean we need for the fish in the sea is a very scary place indeed 😦 My brother was in Navy and said he was floored by what was ordered overboard 😦

      • Jody said

        Sadly, I’ve heard. My hubby was also in the Navy. I’m hoping that has changed.

      • nutsfortreasure said

        Me too Was he in the 6th fleet?

      • Jody said

        No, he was in the 2nd Fleet. (US East Coast)

      • nutsfortreasure said

        My brother was in 6th out of RI he was on a Friget (sp)
        My Uncle is retired Navy office of of VA Beach and MY Dad and another Uncle were in the Navy during Korea

  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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