How to find sea glass and hunting for sea glass.

We have talked in the past about the best kind of beaches to find sea glass but sometimes we get asked how do you actually find it?  Obviously you  need to find a beach that has a good chance of actually having some glass on it, but you have to walk a lot slower and look a lot harder than what you would if you were just going for a walk on the beach. Beware you do get asked a lot by passers by asking “.  “Have you lost something?”. It is really easy to miss a piece if you walk quickly.

If you watch our video above you will get a good idea as to how slow we actually walk and it also gives you a good idea as to how  much sea glass we find in around 5 minutes. Also by watching our video you will be able to see what sea glass looks like in it’s natural state on the seashore. You will be surprised at how well camouflaged it is amongst the pebbles. and shingle.

We never go digging or swimming or snorkeling for sea glass we simply look as to what is lying on the surface of the beach.  Good luck hunting!

If you have any further tips feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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Beautiful sea glass marble


Well yesterday we had a wonderful day searching for sea glass. We found blues, whites, greens, blacks but best of all I found the best marble I have ever found. A small and beautiful teal colored marbles with what looks like white lips. Sorry guys this is a keeper. It’s not for sale unless you want to make me rich of coarse.

 

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How much is sea glass worth?

 

Many people ask me how much is their sea glass worth and sometimes asking me if I would like to buy their sea glass but the truth is,  it’s not worth as much today as it was say around 10 years ago.

Maybe in the future if will gain more value as it becomes harder and rarer to find as we don’t tend to throw as much glass away now but recycle it instead.

The market has become flooded as so many people have taken up the very addictive hobby of sea glass hunting and so now you will easily be able to purchase sea glass on Ebay and Etsy for just a few dollars and even here on our website where we  have a selection of sea glass for sale. The cost will vary depending on the amount, color and quality and sometimes shape.

White is the most common followed by  shades of brown and green. Aqua is a very popular color and will sell well if the quality and size are good. Blues and then reds are quite rare red being the rarest out of the two. You may be able to get a decent price for a decent sized good quality red but it won’t make you rich.

Oranges and purples are extremely rare and I have only ever found two pieces of orange and never yet found a purple but have found a few pale lavenders.

It is said that black is probably one of the rarest yet I have been lucky to have found a few in my time.

If you are looking to sell, try and find pieces similar to your own on Etsy or Ebay to give you an idea of price but then again you also need to ask yourself. How long have these pieces been for sale for and indeed will they ever sell. If the price is to high then it obviously won’t.

To add more value to sea glass it is better to actually make something with it and keep it as a keep sake that is why we and also many others now that have followed actually make sea glass jewelry and crafts.

So if you are actually looking to purchase sea glass then it will depend on the reasons why. For example if you want to make jewelry you will need top quality pieces and if you don’t want to drill then then you can also purchase pre drilled pieces of sea glass here on our website too. Failing that you can also learn how to drill sea glass.

However if you are looking to make mosaics or pictures then the quality may not need to be so high to the actual cost should be much lower for you.

Buyer beware.  There are a lot of what is called tumbled or manufactured sea glass and acrylic sea glass now on the market which is a lot cheaper and comes in all kinds of pretty colors including ready drilled pendants. This is NOT genuine sea glass. Its fine if you don’t want to boast that the sea glass you purchase is not a beach found treasure but do beware of what you are actually purchasing.

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How to drill sea glass

I am often asked about how to successfully drill sea glass.

It is actually quite easy when you know how and have practised few times too.

Follow our new and easy to follow fully illustrated step by step guide to dill your own perfect pendant and pieces.

How to drill sea glass

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Sea glass jewellery for sale in London UK

We are pleased to announce that we have a small selection of sea glass jewellery for sale in Greenwich London.  If you are lucky enough to be close to the area a few of our items can be viewed and purchased at Things British gift shop tghere. The address  7 Turnpin Lane Greenwich London SE10 9JA United Kingdom.

Another welcome item  of news for all our UK customers is that now we have had a technical guys upgrade the website so that you can also now in pounds sterling instead of US dollars.   

Just a few of our sea glass jewellery items which can now be purchased at the Things British Gift Shop in London

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