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Get inspired to forage sea glass and craft with these sea glass ideas including jewelry, candles, stepping stones, and artwork.
I can tell you personally that finding Sea Glass can be an addictive hobby. Before you know it you could have jars filled to the top with beautiful pieces of colored glass. Instead of leaving them there, use sea glass to make beautiful crafts! From jewelry to wall artwork, this list of thirty ideas and projects should get your creative juices flowing.
If you’re interested in making sea glass art but aren’t sure where to find it, you can buy it. Amazon, Etsy, and eBay are good places to look but there will be direct sellers as well. You can also fake sea glass as illustrated by some of the ideas below. Lastly, you can use colored marbles or aquarium glass to make many of these crafts.
Foraging for Sea Glass
If you live near the sea or a large inland lake, you may be able to find your own sea glass. I tend it spot it easier on rocky beaches, opposed to sandy ones, and some colors of glass are rarer than others. Above you’ll find a video of one of my sea glass foraging expeditions so you can understand the landscape better.
Sea glass comes from ordinary glass that’s somehow ended up in the water. It could be glass bottles and jars that were tossed into the waves — true trash to treasure. Some of the most beautiful pieces come from places that had glassworks nearby. If you know of an old glass factory that was situated by the water make a bee-line for it first thing. Once glass makes its way into the water, waves grind it against sand and stones. It wears down the sharp edges and gives the glass a beautiful buffered look.
Sea Glass Stepping Stone
This is one of my projects and my tip with making sure the glass looks colorful against the concrete is to spray paint the back side white. This will make sure the glass reflects its own color and not grey. How to make a Sea Glass Stepping Stone