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Best shelling beach

Best shelling beach

What’s the best beach for finding seashells? We are on the hunt for the best sea shell beach in the world, and are asking our readers to vote for their favorite. Help us to discover the beach with the best seashells to be found! Please […]

Color: Honey Amber

Color: Honey Amber

Amber, as a gemstone, is basically fossilized tree sap, or resin, and provides the origin of the color name. Amber as a color refers to an orangish brown color, located on the color wheel between gold and orange. In glassmaking, amber refers usually to the […]

Love Floats

Love Floats

By Clint Buffington I am obsessed with finding messages in bottles because they open windows into the lives of people I never could have met any other way. For me, this has always been a matter of friendship, never romance (alas!), with the exception that […]

Mudlarking:  The Mystery of the  Thames Garnets

Mudlarking: The Mystery of the Thames Garnets

by Jason Sandy Why are semi-precious gemstones laying on the bottom of the River Thames in London? Has a jewellery heist gone terribly wrong? No one knows, but each year mudlarks find hundreds of red garnets in several locations along the exposed riverbed at low […]

Destination: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Destination: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are a seaglass enthusiast with a love of tropical island getaway vacations, say no more. Puerto Rico is the destination for you! An island 35 miles north to south by 100 miles wide, Puerto Rico holds a diverse and adventurous landscape, stunning beaches, […]

Fascinating Cantonware

Fascinating Cantonware

by Dr. Lori Verderame A History of Far East Traders, Shipwreck Treasures, and  President Washington’s Mount Vernon Ships on the high seas. Traders from ancient lands. Hand-made, kiln-fired china. Phrases call to mind the highly collectible ceramics called Cantonware, a cobalt blue and grey-white paste […]

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 […]