I starting collecting sea glass when I was about five years old. Big jars of it, small plates of my favorite pieces, I have saved every single shard. Saturday we went to a Sea Glass Festival in Long Branch, New Jersey. I have never been to one before so I had no idea what to expect...it was really fun!!
They did not allow pictures of the exhibits which were primarily jewelry made with sea glass. There were also vendors selling note cards, poster pictures, calenders and books, all displaying beautiful, unusual pictures of sea glass. It was super fun to be in the company of people who enjoy collecting as much as I do!!
I purchased this book and immediately thought of my friend Bonnie,
who loves books and has such a passion for reading!!
The author, Richard LaMotte was there and signed it for me!!
A Signed, First Edition...pretty exciting, right!!
These are some of the more interesting pieces I have.
Richard identified the green bottle bottom as being from 1850,
that was exciting. The other pieces, although pretty, were considered common!!
This dish holds some of my favorite pieces!!
Sea glass is also called beach glass or mermaid tears.
Sea Glass is a shard of glass that has been tumbled naturally by the waves of the ocean.
It can be found on almost any beach around the world.
This large jar holds a large variety of pieces,
all different sizes and colors!!
Long Branch is on the ocean,
after the festival we rode the bikes up on the boardwalk!!
It was a beautiful, peaceful evening!!