For the sea glass and beach glass collector, enthusiast, artisan, and addict


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Every Piece Has a Story…

There is nothing to soothe the soul so well as time spent at the beach, combing the sand for those vanishing gems, or “precious,” as one friend calls it. Or maybe, you’ve an attitude of hunter/huntress, always seeking, searching, your heartbeat doubling with each great find, always wondering what’s around the next bend. In either case, if you’re a lover of beach/sea glass you’ve probably at some time — or regularly — wondered, “where did that piece come from?” or “what was this piece of glass originally?” Every piece has a story — the glass, despite its makeup, is not natural to the lake or sea. Once it was in someone’s hand, once on a ship or boat, in someone’s home, or maybe once part of buried treasure (so much more romantic than, “or maybe once having played a part in some drunkard’s ill-fated escapade aboard a fishing dinghy”). In upcoming issues of Glassing Magazine, we will be sharing everything and anything about beach/sea glass and all our beachcombing finds.


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In stores

  You can purchase a copy of Glassing Magazine at the following locations throughout the United States and in England:  



United States


Betty Belts

  12 North Fir, Ventura, CA 93001  



The Deep Blue

  8 Western Ave, Suite #2, Kennebunk, ME 04043  



Relish Inc

  3835 W 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505  



West Coast Sea Glass  


Whales Tale

  312 Washington Mall   Cape May, NJ 08204      



SeaGlass Home

  315 Ocean Street Unit 13, Cape May, NJ 08204  





Seaham Waves Studio

  4 South Crescent, Seaham SR7 7HD, UK                  

Issue Highlights




July 2017

The Thrill of the Hunt • Rarity Chart, Dissected • The Original Beachcombers • Genuine vs. Fake • Color: Seafoam • Beach: Davenport • Artist: Dottie Gilbo, DMG Creations  



September 2017

Nellie Myrtle and the Outerbanks Beachcomber Museum • Birth Glass, Seeding the Beaches • The History of Cairns • Shipwrecks of Lake Erie • Color: Cobalt • Beach: Seaham Beach, England • Artist: Stephanie Swain, Sea Glass Heart Art  



November 2017

The English Multis • All About the Marbles • Glass Floats • The Phenomena of the Seiche • Maritime Glass • Color: Red • Beach: Cape Cod, NJ • History: Schlitz Ruby Red Bottle  



January 2018

Letters From The Sea (Message in a Bottle) • The Thrill of the Winter Hunt • Mudlarking on the River Thames • Uranium Glass • Color: Lavender • Beach: Prince Edward Island, Canada • Artist: Alexa Patterson Art  



March 2018

Categorizing Sea Glass • More Mudlarking: Colored Glass & Georgian Bling • Sunken City: The Port Royal Earthquake • Wild Horses of the Eastern Shore • Color: Kelly Green • Artist: SeaGlass Jewelry by Jane  



May 2018

A Mermaid Story: Glassing’s Fiction Contest Winner • Artist: Mermaid Tide Sea Glass • Mermaid Tear’s and Other Salty Names • Color: Lavender • Mermaid Tales Throughout History