The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones

Author: Mary Beth Beuke

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162914150X

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting. There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production. In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well.

The Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook

Author: C. S. Lambert

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729708

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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The perfect guide for both seasoned and novice seaglunkers, The Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook reveals how to locate the best beaches and predict optimum conditions; understand coastal access laws; determine the personal and professional value of sea glass' and identify the source of individual fragments. Sea glass connects civilization and nature, often in surprising ways. This guide investigates how tiny bits of glass and ceramic have engaged generations of avid collectors throughout the world.

A Passion for Sea Glass

Author: C. S. Lambert

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1461744873

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Some people's passion for sea glass goes beyond collecting—they use it to create something of beauty. Carole Lambert, author of Sea Glass Chronicles, gives us entree into the studios of those who do everything from gathering and amassing sea glass mulch for landscaping to designing stained-sea-glass windows. This volume will arouse a renewed sense of wonder in those who already possess a passion for sea glass and win legions of new sea-glass devotees.

Pure Sea Glass

Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems

Author: Richard LaMotte,Sally LaMotte Crane

Publisher: Chesapeake Seaglass Pub

ISBN: 9780975324608

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

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An ideal book for anyone who loves the shore. The first complete guide to collecting, identifying, and understanding the history behind smooth glass shards found at the water's edge. More than 250 color photos pay tribute to both sea glass and the historical glassware that is frequently its source. Beachcombers can now use subtle clues regarding color and shape to determine age, rarity, and even origin.

Sea Glass Crafts

28 Fun Projects You Can Make at Home

Author: C. S. Lambert

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608932087

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Sea glass connects civilization and nature, often in surprising ways. And collecting sea glass and pottery shards is more popular than ever. However, beyond simply admiring their beauty, many collectors are at a loss as to just what to do with their collections. Sea Glass Crafts is filled with ideas to turn your seaside treasures into home decor--inside and out, practical and decorative, whimsical and serious. From a sea glass chandelier to a shower curtain, or a sea glass wreath to a shadowbox, sea glass expert Carole Lambert covers thirty fun and beautiful projects. Step by step directions, explanations of everything you'll need, and color photographs accompany each project. Sea Glass Crafts is the perfect book for anyone fascinated by these jewels from the sea.

Sea Glass Hearts

Author: Josie Iselin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123272

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Josie Iselin, the author of Abrams’ popular Heart Stones, turns to sea glass hearts for a companion volume that promises to be just as appealing. Beachcombers the world over treasure sea glass—the shards of broken glass that are tumbled by the waves into smooth, pebblelike forms. They know which colors are common (green and brown) and which are unusual (black, yellow, red, and, especially, orange) and they can often identify the age and origin of a specimen. On rare occasions, sea glass takes the shape of a heart, the universal symbol of love. In Sea Glass Hearts, Iselin assembles an inspiring collection of these precious objects that are free for the taking—if you are lucky enough to find them!

Atlas of the Unexpected

Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

Author: Travis Elborough

Publisher: White Lion 1

ISBN: 1781318395

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations. From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world’s most wondrous, improbable and – most of all – unexpected of places.

Sea Glass Seeker (Revised and Updated)

Author: Cindy Bilbao

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682681173

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Transform your day at the beach into a passionate treasure hunt. Sea glass—shards of old glass that have been shaped and polished by the waves—can be found in a wide array of colors and can be simply collected or made into gorgeous jewelry. Seeking Sea Glass will open up a new world for those on the hunt for these unique treasures, teaching you where to go, when to go, what to look for, and more. This unique guide is beautifully illustrated with Cindy Bilbao's photographs capturing the magic of sea glass.

Sea Glass Jewelry

Create Beautiful and Unique Designs from Beach-Found Treasures

Author: Lindsay Furber,Mary Beth Beuke

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612433421

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 108

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The Beachcomber's Companion

An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures

Author: Anna Marlis Burgard

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216164X

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Breezy, inviting, and delightful—just like a day at the beach— The Beachcomber's Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify their own beach discoveries. A handy resource section offers tips on how to prepare before setting out on a shoreline adventure: from the beachcomber's commandments to must-have items for every beachcombing toolkit and advice on preserving shells. Awash with information and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean's shore.

Beach Stones

Author: Josie Iselin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810955332

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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This exquisite volume--at once a gorgeous art book and a nature guide--presents more than 200 exceptional stones from around the world and describes the fascinating natural processes that produced them. Art lovers and beachcombing spirits everywhere will cherish this gift book.

The Art of Sea Glass

Author: N.A

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608932818

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Who knew that discarded bottles and glassware could become treasures of such rare beauty? Collectors of sea glass will find much to delight their senses in this collection of photographs. Unlike most images of sea glass, which show the glass in simple arrays, these images are meticulously planned, using sea glass and other elements to create unique, mysterious, and often whimsical scenes captured on film. Paired with wonderful background information about the photos, snippets of sea glass lore, and helpful tips about finding sea glass, it’s a great addition to any sea glass library.

Sea Glass

Rare and Wonderful

Author: C. S. Lambert

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608936546

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 112

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Recognized expert on sea glass, C.S. Lambert guides readers through her personal collection, revealing the fascinating true stories of each piece’s origin. Lambert shares the story behind the design of vintage bottles, the hidden purpose of mysterious pieces of sea glass, and the history of china patterns and ceramic dolls. She also shares some of the rarest specimens of sea glass, for some of which there are only one or two pieces known to be in existence.

Sea Glass (Revised and Updated)

Author: Cindy Bilbao

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682681130

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Over 100 photographs celebrate the simple beauty of sea glass. Most of us have fond memories of collecting sea glass at the beach. The joy of discovery is timeless. The smooth, patinated surfaces of these jewels are a testament to the power of the sea. Man-made objects such as bottles are broken, rolled, and tumbled by the waves, transformed into new, almost natural treasures. Photographer Cindy Bilbao captures the natural beauty of this found art in a collectible volume essential for any sea glass lover.

The Pebbles on the Beach

Author: Clarence Ellis

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571347933

Category:

Page: 240

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*Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller* The Pebbles on the Beach was first published in 1954. This newly reissued edition includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane. There is a handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles on the reverse of the book jacket. Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one's patience and still less upon one's physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deck chair). One of the true delights of the pebble-seeker is to read the stories in the stones - to determine whence and by what means they came to be there. We must always bear in mind that a pebble is a transient thing. It is in the half-way stage of a long existence . . . This is a book about the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. Clarence Ellis is a charming, knowledgeable and witty guide to everything you didn't know there was to know about pebbles. He ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before showing us how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit. You'll know your chert from your schist, your onyx from your agate, and will be on your guard for artificial intruders before you know it. Understanding the humble pebble makes a trip to the beach, lake-side or river bank simply that little bit more fascinating.

Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide

Author: Bruce Mueller,Kevin Gauthier

Publisher: Petoskey Pub

ISBN: 9780472031504

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Bruce Mueller is the rock expert who brought you the very popular Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones. Bookstores all along Lake Michigan loved that book, but they also expressed many requests for a rock identification guide for Lake Michigan. Here it is. Mueller researched the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan to write this guide to Lake Michigan rocks. This is the perfect guidebook for any-one or any family who walks the beach and wonders, What is this?

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell II

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1942952902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

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The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition. The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Legend of Sea Glass

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1634707915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Long, long ago there was a time when men did not venture into the deep ocean waters. It was believed that the world was flat and to sail beyond the horizon meant falling off the edge of the earth. So even though they were drawn to and fascinated by the ocean, men feared it. And as men lived their lives above the water, far beyond their view and in the ocean's deepest depths lived mysterious and magical sea creatures, half girl and half fish. These shy, gentle creatures were called mermaids and much loved by the ocean. And when men finally overcame their fear and ventured out to sea, risking disaster and even death, it was the mermaids who came to their rescue. Written by award-winning author Trinka Hakes Noble, this original legend explains the origin of sea glass, attributing it to the tears of mermaids, weeping for lives lost at sea.

The Lure of Sea Glass

Our Connection to Nature's Gems

Author: Richard H. Lamotte

Publisher: Lure of Sea Glass

ISBN: 9780989580014

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 201

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The Lure of Sea Glass includes stories people have told LaMotte about their search for meaning in sea glass. It also features poetry, quotations and artwork that transport readers into the emotional side of sea glass and inspire them to continue their quest for seaside gems. Exquisite montages of sea glass by noted museum and gallery photographer Celia Pearson beautifully illustrate the words on the printed pages. The 204-page book explores the identification of rare sea glass shards, and describes and pictures the specific characteristics of collections from 14 coastal regions throughout the United States, from Maine to Washington State, including two Great Lakes regions. It also offers additional information about identifying historic pieces from our past, and takes a thoughtful look at the future of sea glass.

Strands

A Year of Discoveries on the Beach

Author: Jean Sprackland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409028127

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Strands describes a year's worth of walking on the ultimate beach: inter-tidal and constantly turning up revelations: mermaid's purses, lugworms, sea potatoes, messages in bottles, buried cars, beached whales and a perfect cup from a Cunard liner. This is a series of meditations prompted by walking on the wild estuarial beaches of Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool, Strands is about what is lost and buried then discovered, about all the things you find on a beach, dead or alive, about flotsam and jetsam, about mutability and transformation - about sea-change.