Sea Glass Art Nova Scotia

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 lives.
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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

10 Great Gift Ideas For The Beach Lover

10 Great Christmas Gifts For
The Beach Lover In Your Life

Believe it or not there's more to the beach lover than messy hair and sandy toes.
Many of us are there for the health of our sanity. lol It is unbelievable how healing the ocean can be for our mental and physical well being. The salty air clears your nose and lungs, the wind helping to clear you of all negative energy. It is the easiest way to clear your mind and collect your thoughts!! 


The treasures we stumble upon in our travels become a part of our collections. Sea glass, seashells, driftwood,  sharks teeth. Everyone has their favorite item they search for while they stroll along!!! I can personally spend 6 hours digging through piles of little rocks searching for Sea Glass!! I love shinny things. lol  As much as I love being at the beach in the summer or any other season, it can take it's toll on your skin, hair, feet, and your muscles. 

I have put together a small list of things that would make great Christmas gifts for any beach combing, beach lover!!

Beach Bags: Every beach lover needs their favorite beach bag for their stroll along the shore. This trusty beach bag will carry so many different things, so it must be cute and sturdy. 


Sun Hats 


Summer or winter, every beach goer needs a great sun hat to keep the sun off of their face and the glare out of their eye!! Not to mention they look fantastic.


Hooded Scarf 

  

There is nothing better than your hood and your scarf to keep you cozy on those blustery beach days. I know I wouldn't be able to spend half as much time as I do on the beach without them. What is better than a two in one combo.

Sea Glass Color Chart

  
This is a brilliant gift idea. Many beach combers often wonder where their little treasures originated or what type of item it was in it's original form. This wonderful guide help us match many of the brilliant colors we find along the way!
Your favorite sea glass guide is now available laminated!  For those that like to sort their sea glass collection by using the guide, a laminated version is a necessity. 

Sea Glass Art

Sea Glass Art, Made With Genuine Nova Scotia Sea Glass.
These one of a kind framed art pieces bring a little of the beach into the home, without all of the mess or sorting. Many can also be personalized !!
The Holidays Are Upon Us, We Are All Searching For The Perfect Gifts
Unique Mosaic Home Decor, The Perfect Gift Gift For Anyone On Your List & 
A Great Addition To Any Room! 


 
Do you have a beach lover in the family who is far away from home. Someone who may not be making it home for the holidays this year?? Send them a little piece of the beach for their Christmas tree! They will never forget where these tree ornaments came from!
Genuine Nova Scotia Sea Glass & Driftwood Christmas Tree Ornaments
Set Of 4 Sailboats With A Wire Hanging Loop.
Whites, Greens, Browns And Even Shells!
These Pretty Little Pieces Make The Perfect Gift For Anybody On Your List!

Sea Glass Jewelry  

         
Every beach comber dreams of all of the great ways they can display their most beautiful finds. Many of us don't end up making anything. We put them in clear bottles and admire them. I love this shop because they have some of the most wonderful jewelry pieces that I have come across. 
At Sea Glass Designs, the offer ocean inspired, artisan sea glass jewelry, designed with sterling silver and natural beach glass ~ sea glass necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, a little bit of the beach for you to wear!

Bath Bombs, Soaps & Body Butter

  
There's nothing better than a nice hot bubble bath after a full day of beach combing. Those who love it, will be out at low tide rain or shine. That salt air can wreak havoc on your skin. Making it feel dry & tight. These amazing bath bombs and Body Butter's will have your skin back to its vibrant self, and you will smell fantastic.
Celebrate the holidays with this Cranberry Cinnamon Body Butter made with Organic Coconut Butter, Vitamin E, real ground cinnamon, cranberry scent, a hint of Vanilla and Coconut. These make great gifts! You’ll get one 8 oz jar.

 

Many struggle with Chronic Pain from nerve damage and  I know what it is like to live in pain. Over the years I have tried tons of over the counter and prescription medications with no real help. This Essential oil blend will help not only to relieve the pain associated with arthritis, sciatica, back injuries, neck injuries, etc., but also act as a tonic for the nerves.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Sea Glass Art Collection Is Here!! Order Today!

Christmas Sea Glass Art Collection Is Here!

Original Holiday Wall Decor,
To Help You Celebrate Your Holiday Season!


There Is A Little Something
For Every Budget This Christmas!


Sea Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments: Set Of 2 

Set Of 2 Sea Glass Vial Christmas Tree Ornaments
Genuine Sea Glass, Seaweed, Driftwood, Seashells & More,
Combined Inside Of A 2 Inch Glass Vial With A Cork Top!




 All Aboard The Sea Glass Train

20+ Pieces Of Multi Colored Sea Glass. Green, Brown, White & Blue! Classic White 5x7 Frame, That Can Stand Alone On Your Favorite Mantel Or Be Hung On The Wall In Your Favorite Room.

Sea Glass Christmas Trees (Ready To Ship)

5 Pieces Of Medium Sized, Green Sea Glass Trees
5 Pieces Of Small Brown Sea Glass
5 Gold Stars
Classic White 5x7 Frame

Genuine Nova Scotia Sea Glass & Driftwood
Christmas Tree Ornaments

Set Of 4 Sailboats With A Wire Hanging Loop.
Whites, Greens, Browns And Even Shells!
These Pretty Little Pieces Make The Perfect Gift For Anybody On Your List!
This Sea Glass Art Will Make A Gorgeous Addition To Your Home Decor
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Monday, August 28, 2017

The Creating Process, What Goes Into Each Piece Of Sea Glass Art!

The Creative Steps To Creating
 My One Of A Kind Sea Glass Art

There's Much More To It Than
Scooping Up A Handful Of Sea Glass
And Gluing It Down!



Beach Combing
It's a beautiful morning, the tide is almost out and it's time to hit the beach. I grab my beach bag with my empty containers and my trusty rake. Down over the bank we go. My honey and I make a day of it. Giving ourselves plenty of time on either side of low tide to ensure ample time for beach combing!
Sifting through the sand and pebbles looking for our little mermaids tears and other treasures!

I usually find a large pile of pebble sized rocks, have a seat and start sifting through! To me it is the most relaxing feeling. (I am not a gardener, not from lack of trying but because the salt water here kills EVERYTHING, lol) I now understand why gardeners love to garden so much, the raking and digging are so soothing, so relaxing.
Beach combing is one of my most favorite things in the world to do! I am lucky enough to have a man who also enjoys it as much as I do, and we live across the street from the best shore line in Nova Scotia!!



Washing
Into the soapy warm water they go to be washed by hand ensuring that all salt, sand and seaweed are removed. Once they are clean they are placed onto a big towel to dry.



Sorting
In the first sorting step the pieces are sorted by color only. Green, White, Blue, Purple etc. Sometimes this process is a little time consuming but it is so much fun and well worth it. I love things sorted and organized!




More Sorting And Shining
The second sorting step is for quality! Now it's time to sort out the best quality pieces for our very own collection. Red, Pink, Purple, Marbles, and other rare finds. Then comes the best part (For Me Anyway) I like to coat the best pieces of sea glass with coconut oil. I place a very small amount in the palm of my hand rub them together, grab a handful and just work them around between my hands. (A little goes a very long way) Coating them with coconut oil helps give them that fresh out of water look. Getting rid of that dull salt look. They look so much prettier to me this way. Then I place them into their matching jars.




And A Little More Sorting
(No I Promise I Am Not Crazy, lol )

This is where I really get down to business. This sorting step is for pieces that will later be used in my sea glass art pictures! Sailboats, seagulls, hearts, and all of the other accents for my one of a kind sea glass art.


This is probably the most time consuming of the sorting steps. It can take me an entire evening to sort out enough of the perfect pieces for 8-10 pictures! I have them all organized into their own containers to make my life much easier and my collection a little more organized!



Placing & Gluing
This can be a tedious process and usually it takes me a few days to get each piece in each sea glass picture just right. Each one has a couple of drafts it goes through before I actually glue them into place. Often I will place them and then look at it from across the room and swap out any pieces that don't quite fit!






Monday, July 31, 2017

Ultimate Guide To Sea Glass Hunting Tools!!

The Ultimate Guide To
Sea Glass Hunting!

Must Have Tools
For Finding Beautiful Sea Glass!

Finding Sea Glass Can Be Tough For Some,Using These Tools,
Will Help You Get More Out Of Your Beach Combing!


As your quiet weekly walks on the beach turn to
full days of beach combing for beautiful sea glass and sea shells!  
You will not find too many pieces of sea glass just walking along the sand.
You will find yourself digging in the pebbles a little more each time. 
Instead of getting all of that sand and grit under your finger nails, try using some of these tools!


Claw Rake: This is the only tool I need when I head to the beach.
This is the exact one I use. 
The reason I love this rake so much is because it is light weight,
and the claws are far enough apart to allow the perfect sized rocks to fit through while I'm stirring the pile. It's also great for picking up the larger rocks that are in your way.
I don't like to dig wholes when I search.
My method is more of a sweeping or stirring than digging. 



Water Proof Gloves: These are essential on those chilly days of beach combing.
You know those days your body just wants to get up and go at 15 below, lol They are great for moving the large rocks out of your path. Water proof gloves also come in handy if you come across any garbage that needs collecting or seaweed piles that need to be moved.
(sometimes the best pieces are under that pile of stinky seaweed!) 


Containers For Your Treasures: Of course you will need something to keep your beach combing treasures in while you walk along the beach. I have made the mistake of collecting sea glass and putting it in my pocket, only to loose half of it bending down picking up more pieces! I recommend something with a secure lid. I have tried plastic bags but I find it's usually too windy for them, lol

Beginner's Guide To Sea Glass Hunting!!



Friday, June 2, 2017

Pieces Of Sea Glass Are Like Snow Flakes, No Two Are The Same!!

Pieces Of Sea Glass Are Like Snow Flakes,
No Two Are The Same!!

Sea Glass, The Snow Flakes Of The Sea

Sea Glass On The Sea Shore

The ocean is one of my most favorite places in the world to be.  I am lucky enough to live right across the street from one of the most beautiful and foggy shores of Nova Scotia! I spend as much time on the beach as I can, enjoying the view! 

Through my travels I have come across thousands of pieces of beautiful sea glass pieces. Blues, Violets, Reds and everything in between. You may find pieces that look similar to each other, but you will never find two sea glass pieces that are exactly the same! Like their shape, no two stories behind the pieces are the same. To me that is amazing, and the thought always makes me smile. Usually I end up lost in a daydream of how each piece came to be.

Genuine Green Sea Glass

After I get these pretty little pieces home, all cleaned up, sorted by color and dabbed with a little coconut oil to make them sparkle. I sort them by size and shape, then I place them onto a crisp, clean background that will be their new home and new story. Will it become part of a mother's pretty blue dress or maybe a bountiful apple tree!

Sea Glass Art Nova Scotia


5 Tips To Finding Beautiful Sea Glass




Sea Glass Art Apple Tree, Handmade Home Decor

Beautiful Sea Glass Art Apple Tree


One Of A Kind Home Decor,
Made With Genuine Nova Scotia Sea Glass.
 The Perfect Addition To Any Room.





Sea glass home decor brings a little piece of the beautiful ocean into your home. 
Reminding you daily of it's tranquility and serenity. 
Giving you the feeling you there with the sand between your toes!!  
It will bring back fond memories and put a smile on your face!!


 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sea Glass Art, Mother And Children

Mother And Children Sea Glass Art



One Of A Kind Home DecorA Mom And Her Two Little Ones!

White 5x7 Frame With Glass
10 Pieces Of Genuine Green Sea Glass
3 Pieces Of Genuine Blue Sea Glass
3 Pieces Of Natural Driftwood

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