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New sand dollar wrap anklets

Pretty sea glass and sand dollar wrap anklets

These lovely new sea glass and sand dollar anklets are just perfect for summer. Lightweight and trendy in four different colors. Choose from white, aqua, pink or lilac. Made on a soft waxed cotton cord with pretty silver plated beads and a silver plated sand dollar charm and of coarse authentic frosty white sea glass.

Which one is your favorite color?

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How to clean sea glass jewelry

We have many enquiries as to how is the best way to clean sea glass and sea glass jewelry the simple answer is to wash the sea glass itself in mild warm soapy water and they dry with paper towels.

To care and clean sea glass jewelry is a matter of preservation. Keep it as dry as possible at all times. Never wear it in the sea, bath or pool and try not to let body sprays, lotions or perfumes touch it. Cosmetics can have strange effects on metal jewelry, even the smallest amount can trigger a reaction and shorten is lifespan drastically.  Also don’t wear your jewelry to bed this can damage it.

When not in use store it in a clean air tight plastic bag.  Should the sea glass in your piece of jewelry become dirty then if possible remove it from its setting and wash in mild soapy water making sure to thoroughly dry it before returning it to it’s setting.

To clean the silver plated metal or sterling metal we advise to rub lightly with a dry soft cloth after it has been worn.

After a period of time you may find that your sea glass in your jewelry looses its frosty look. This is due to the natural oils in your body coating the glass. To bring back the natural frosty look simply wash it with mild soapy water and return it to its setting again. If on the other hand you prefer the more transparent look of sea glass this can be enhanced by dabbing a drop or two of baby oil on the glass itself and rub it into the glass then using a paper towel rub off as much as you can. Sea glasses natural state is frosty however.

We don’t treat any of our sea glass with oils they are all hand washed and left in their natural state the way nature and the sea gave them to us.

 

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Sea glass jewelry. What’s new?

We have a lots of new sea glass jewelry items since we last made a blog post. Time flies so quick but before we show you a few new items we want to draw your attention to our new mailing list/news letter.  We are currently offering anyone that signs up a 10% discount coupon to use on any order from our website and that includes all our sale items too.  By signing up you get to keep up to date with our latest products and offers straight to your mail box.

Now to show you a few of our latest items.

One of our favorites has go to be this gorgeous super soft pure silk wrap bracelet with authentic sea glass and a silver plated anchor charm. The colors in the silk remind me of the sea and sailing.

silk wrap bracelet

We also have  quite a large selection of new mermaid scale and sea glass items as well. These mermaid scales are iridescent and shimmer like mermaids tails would.

bronze starfish necklace

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mermaid scale set

Other new  items include a range of one of a kind vintage style bronze charms with sea glass necklaces.

bronze key and sea glass necklace

vintage sea glass necklace

sea glass bottle and shell necklace

Also check out our sea glass bracelets section for more popular sea glass bangle designs that have been recently added too.

 

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Latest sea glass jewelry additions

We have added quite a lot of new sea glass jewelry pieces lately but thought that we would like to show you some of our new favorites.

The beach is my happy place necklace is a firm favorite. It just about says it all really. The disc is 20mm and has been laser engraved and comes with white sea glass and a silver plated starfish and aquamarine crystal.

beach happy place 4

We also introduced a lovely pure natural silk wrap bracelet in some really sea dreamy colors. This one also features white sea glass and crystals with a very apt tag with the words “dreaming of the sea”. These bracelets are so versatile as they can also be worn as anklets or necklaces.

dreaming of the sea silk bracelet

We also created a range of sea glass flip flop pendants in white, green and amber brown sea glass. Thee have all been individually hand drilled and created to give you the ultimate in hand made sea glass jewelry.

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brown flip flop sea glass pendant

green sea glass flip flop pendant

 

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Sea Glass Hearts for Valentines Day

What could be a better gift for Valentines day than a pretty silver filigree heart locket with authentic sea glass. We have blue sea glass heart lockets, and a green sea glass lockets and even a few very rare red sea glass heart lockets. A fabulous way to show just how much you care.

We also have sea glass earrings with silver hearts.

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We also have a natural shaped heart in white sea glass with a lovely red crystal. We don’t find many hearts so I am afraid we only have just one of these beauties.

Sea glass heart Pendant

Happy Valentines day.

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Sea Glass Real or fake?

Here at Sea Glass Secrets we sell only authentic beach found sea glass so you can rest assured you are purchasing the real item. However there are also many fake, faux or cultured sea glass sellers and retailers out there too. Now firstly there is nothing wrong with manufacturing this type of glass and there are lots of lovely items there too but you need to be aware of what you are actually buying.

So how do you know if the item is real or cultured? Firstly look at the seller most genuine sea glass retailers or jewelers will promote the fact that their sea glass is genuine and may also tell you where they found it but they may not divulge the exact beach. Also most retailers of cultured sea glass may also state that there glass is cultured or man made. It is when the cultured sellers fails to state in the description that the glass is actually man made. If in doubt ask.

Now there are also many perfect frosty beads and sea charms out there sold as sea glass. Now lets face it no sea glass comes in perfect sand dollar or seahorse shapes and in bulk too.  As long as you know what you are purchasing then that is fine but if it is the genuine sea glass you are looking for check the credibility of the seller and ask.

It may also be a little difficult when you have only pictures to go on too. Most genuine sea glass will show a small amount of pitting and small white frostiness on it but it won’t show as being frosty when it is wet.

Below are just a couple of examples of typical cultured sea glass items and a picture at the bottom of real sea glass.

Frosty beads sometimes sold as sea glass beads. There are many shapes and designs on offer too.

A typical cultured sea glass sand dollar charm. Other charms are seahorses, starfishes and shells.

sand dollar

The real sea glass

 

sea glass

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