The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

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

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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.

A Passion for Sea Glass

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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.

The Beachcomber's Companion

An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures

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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.

The Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook

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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.

Pure Sea Glass

Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems

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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 Hearts

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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!

Sea Glass Crafts

28 Fun Projects You Can Make at Home

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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.

Atlas of the Unexpected

Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

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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)

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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 Chronicles

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Author: C. S. Lambert

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 146174489X

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Leads the reader through the worlds between the tides, with tales of the origins of each shard, whether glass or ceramic.

Sea Glass

Rare and Wonderful

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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.

The Art of Sea Glass

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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.

Beach Stones

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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.

Sea Glass Jewelry

Create Beautiful and Unique Designs from Beach-Found Treasures

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Author: Lindsay Furber,Mary Beth Beuke

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612433421

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 108

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The Pebbles on the Beach

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Author: Clarence Ellis

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571347933

Category:

Page: 240

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With a foreword by Robert MacfarlanePebble-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 spirited guide to 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 onthe 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.A handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles is included on the reverse of the book jacket

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

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Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Sea Glass (Revised and Updated)

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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.

A Sea of Glass

Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk

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Author: Drew Harvell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961110

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Winner of the 2016 National Outdoor Book Award, Environment Category It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell’s eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed away for decades in a storage unit. More than 150 years earlier, the Blaschkas had been captivated by marine invertebrates and spun their likenesses into glass, documenting the life of oceans untouched by climate change and human impacts. Inspired by the Blaschkas’ uncanny replicas, Harvell set out in search of their living counterparts. In A Sea of Glass, she recounts this journey of a lifetime, taking readers along as she dives beneath the ocean's surface to a rarely seen world, revealing the surprising and unusual biology of some of the most ancient animals on the tree of life. On the way, we glimpse a century of change in our ocean ecosystems and learn which of the living matches for the Blaschkas’ creations are, indeed, as fragile as glass. Drew Harvell and the Blaschka menagerie are the subjects of the documentary Fragile Legacy, which won the Best Short Film award at the 2015 Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer here.

The Edge of the Sea

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Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine Biology

Page: 276

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"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.