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Best Glassing Beach

Best Glassing Beach

  What’s the best beach for finding beach glass and sea glass? Glassing Magazine is on the hunt for the best glassing beach in the world, and are asking our readers to vote for their favorite. Help us to discover the beach with the best […]

Color: Red

Color: Red

You’ve probably heard the myth or a variation of the tale of how red glass was discovered-that a nobleman inadvertently dropped his gold ring or a gold sovereign into a vat of molten glass and the glass turned red. While it’s always interesting to hear […]

The Ever-Elusive Red Sea Glass

The Ever-Elusive Red Sea Glass

By Richard LaMotte Moments after a lecture near Providence, Rhode Island, in 2007, a young couple was in line with their son who wanted me to identify and date his samples of sea glass. Behind them were at least 10 veteran collectors ranging in ages […]

History: Schlitz Royal Ruby Red

History: Schlitz Royal Ruby Red

America’s one-time best selling and largest producer of beer has a history possibly richer and tastier than the beer itself, and likely as interesting as the now famous Royal Ruby red bottle so coveted by sea glass collectors. The company was started by a political […]

Viewpoints: Personal Story

Viewpoints: Personal Story

As Told by Lydia Kimball June 21, 2017 Lydia Kimball had no idea when she began collecting sea glass in Alaska that the most precious thing she would find on the beach was not sea glass at all. She was introduced to sea glass by […]

Color: Cobalt

Color: Cobalt

The thing about cobalt beach glass that makes it such a crowd favorite is its accessibility—it’s rare, and we whoop when we find it, but it’s not nearly so elusive as the red or the pink or the orange. Cobalt glass is absolutely attainable, without […]

The History of Cairns

The History of Cairns

The sea glass stack, while wildly popular and pleasing to look upon when the light and colors and glass work so harmoniously together, is actually just another form of the ancient practice of stone stacking. It’s a form of a cairn. From the Gaelic ‘càrn’, […]

Destination: Beach Glass — Seaham, England

Destination: Beach Glass — Seaham, England

By Paula Newman Visitors to Seaham and its beaches are often on a pilgrimage. Seaham is a bucket list destination for visitors who come from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, and even Australia. It is not unknown for a regular visitor to buy a […]

Genuine vs. Fake

Genuine vs. Fake

As sea and beach glass becomes more and more a “vanishing gem,” it was only inevitable that fake glass would make an appearance. It’s been around for a while, used mainly as home décor and aquarium filler, and marketed as such—imitation sea glass. Glassers haven’t […]

The Very First Beachcombers

The Very First Beachcombers

beach·comb·er ˈbēCHˌkōmər noun: beachcomber; plural noun: beachcombers; 1. a vagrant who makes a living by searching beaches for articles of value and selling them. 2. a person who searches beaches for useful or interesting items. The term “beachcomber” as we know and use today originally […]