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Color: Aqua

Color: Aqua

Aqua colored glass, shortened from the full ‘aquamarine’ and named for the gemstone color, is one of the most popular of the sea glass colors. Some aqua glass will be the natural result of iron impurities found in most sands. But it also may have […]

Privy to History

Privy to History

The beach isn’t the only place to find antique and well preserved glass artifacts. But you’ve probably never thought about plowing through the remains of an old outhouse to unearth these treasures. But many people have, and do. Privy digging is an actual thing, where […]

And her dance floor paved with ducats

And her dance floor paved with ducats

by Tais Teng This story is the third place winner in the 2018 Glassing Magazine Mermaid Fiction Contest It was a perfect day when Joachim set sail with his father for the first time. Not a single cloud in the sky and the wind blew just […]

The Sea Glass Mermaid

The Sea Glass Mermaid

By Laura Vallor This story is the second place winner in the 2018 Glassing Magazine Mermaid Fiction Contest With tail swishing through the water, propelling her at great speed, the mermaid hurried to get closer to the voices on the beach. She had an important job […]

Sea Glass Wire Wrap Tutorial

Sea Glass Wire Wrap Tutorial

By Meg Carter Humans have been creating with objects found on the beach for centuries. According to National Geographic, “Shells may have been used in the world’s oldest jewelry.” Sea glass, similar to shells, has a way of bringing out the artistic and creative side […]

History: The Codd Neck Bottle

History: The Codd Neck Bottle

The Codd marble bottle was born from the need to keep carbonated drinks from going ‘flat’. Originally, effervescent drinks were contained in stoneware bottles, but these allowed the gas to leak and the drink would indeed go flat. Soon, bottlers were using glass bottles but […]

Color: Kelly Green

Color: Kelly Green

It’s likely not our most favorite color to find, though certainly there may be rare or extraordinary pieces, but after white sea glass, green may indeed the most common color found. And green is a not a one-off color; there are probably more different shades […]

Glassification

Glassification

Categorizing Sea Glass There’s glass. And then there’s sea glass. And just as these are considered—certainly to the sea glass lover—two completely separate entities, so too are the classifications of each. Man-made glass is categorized in several different ways: by its elemental compound (soda lime […]

Mermaid Tales Fiction Contest: Call for Submissions

Mermaid Tales Fiction Contest: Call for Submissions

  Mermaid Tales Fiction Contest The May/June 2018 issue of Glassing Magazine is the Mermaid Issue and we are currently accepting submissions for our first fiction piece in Glassing Magazine. Interested writers should submit their 1500 word or less story to us via a Word […]