What is sea glass jewelry?
- Aug 03, 2018-
Sea glass, also known as beach glass, is colorful glass that is found on the shores of bodies of water. Any body of water that has had glass tossed into it can produce sea glass, although larger bodies that have movement of water, such as oceans, lakes, bays, or rivers, typically produce the largest amount and widest array of colors of sea glass. When glass bottles and other glass debris are in the water, the movement of the water breaks the glass down. Over time, the glass tumbles over rocks, is dragged across the sand, and is worn down by water, creating smooth pieces of frosted glass which are perfect for creating jewelry. Colors of sea glass are valued differently, based upon their rarity. For example, red sea glass is highly sought after, whereas white is very common and considered to be less valuable. Sea glass is easily used for all types of jewelry—a small drill can used to form holes in the glass for pendants, bracelets, or earrings, making sea glass very easy to work with.