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.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sea Glass, Beach Combing Etiquette. Don't Be Rude !!

Sea Glass And Beach Combing Etiquette 
Don't Be Rude, Give A Girl Some Space!

Good morning fellow beach combers.
I never thought that I would consider writing an article on this topic but
here I am. lol 

This morning while I was at the beach minding my own business, I was startled by the sound of rocks under feet. I looked up and this couple that also searches the shoreline quite frequently were digging three feet away from me. Within a minute or two I had one on either side of me, digging in the same pile of rocks that I was digging in. I don't know about you but I have a method when I sift through the rocks and having someone dig right next to you will mess with your mo-jo, Am I Right?

They made sure to box me in and continued to dig as close to me as they could get. They were sure to dig in every pile of rocks within five feet of me for the next 20 minutes. Yes, I totally understand that it is a public beach and I have no rights over it. lol  This shoreline I am talking about, is a 5km stretch so there's no reason why they needed to be up right my nose.

I decided that I would start to make my way up the beach a bit and give us some space between us. Her husband was right on my heels. I lingered in a small pile for a minute and he stopped at the pile of rocks next to me. By this point I was starting to get annoyed and feeling quite crowded. Instead of flipping my lid I decided to double back the way I came. Within minutes the wife was on my heels again. I tried to pop over to different piles of rocks and every time I turned around she was there. Finally after 40 minutes of this nonsense, I packed it in.

This is extremely rude behavior. It ruined my morning. I haven't been able to get to the beach for some ME time in weeks and I was really looking forward to it. I am super bummed out that this was how I started my morning!! I hit the beach before I had my first coffee. That is how excited I was to head over there this morning!!

So here I am sitting on my couch with my coffee, sorting through some of my past treasures instead!!

When you take your next beach combing stroll, please remember people need their space. Some people need the beach to decompress from a stressful week. What happens if you disrupt a decompression??? You run the risk of an explosion. lol

Not to mention digging withing 3 feet of a stranger while there is 5km of seashore to roam is RUDE. Respect other people space!! Head and personal!!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sea Glass Art, Nature Collection!!

Sea Glass Art, Nature Collection Available Now

I Am So Happy To Reveal A Few New Items That I Have Added To Sea Glass Art Nova Scotia's Etsy Shop.

Bring A Little Of The Beach Inside Without All Of The Mess!
Original Wall Decor Made With Genuine Sea Glass,
To Spruce Up Any Room In Your Home! Bathroom, Kitchen, Bedroom Or Office!

Adorable Pink Love Birds Kissing On A Fence  
Nova Scotia Sea Glass Art
6 Pieces Of Genuine Green Sea Glass
4 Pieces of Rare Pink Sea Glass
Wooden Pieces 
Pink, White & Green Sea Glass

The Classic White Frame Is 7 inches wide and 5 inches high.
It can be mounted on your wall or stand alone on your favorite end table or mantel!
(Ready To Ship)

Genuine Nova Scotia Sea Glass, (Ready To Ship)

11 Small-Med Pieces Of Sea Glass 
5 Rare Light Blue Sea Glass
1 Cobalt Blue Sea Glass
1 Rare Pink Sea Glass 
4 Green Sea Glass
2 Pieces Of Natural Driftwood
1 Seashell
(Ready To Ship)

Sea Glass Art Birdhouses, Unique Wall Art
2 Pieces Of Evenly Smoothed Driftwood
11 Pieces Of Nova Scotia Sea Glass. 
Pink Sea Glass, Blue Sea Glass, Green Sea Glass.

The Classic Silver Frame Is 5 inches wide and 7 inches high.
It can be mounted on your wall or stand alone on your favorite end table or mantel!
(Ready To Ship)

Pink Birds On A Branch, 
Nova Scotia Sea Glass Art (Ready To Ship)
10 Pieces Of Genuine Green Sea Glass
2 Medium Sized Pieces Of Pink Sea Glass 
2 Pieces Of Driftwood 
Pink, White & Green Sea Glass
(Ready To Ship)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

What Is Sea Glass And Where Can You Find It !?

Sea Glass. What Is It And Where Can You Find It ??

  Genuine Sea Glass originates as jagged pieces of colored glass from broken bottles, broken dishes, or even shipwrecks. They are rolled and tumbled with the sand and pebbles in the ocean for many years, until all of their sharp jagged edges are rounded off. The clearness of the glass gets worn to a beautiful frosted finish. Giving you some of the most beautiful and unique colored keepsakes for any beach combing, beach lover. Sea Glass hunting is like treasure hunting, you just never know what amazing colors you might find in your travels. Every piece has its own history!! 

     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.

So Where Can These Little Beauties Be Found??

Genuine sea glass can be found along the shores of any ocean coastline! Some people find sea glass while they are out for a stroll on the beach, others are there with a rake or shovel in hand ready for anything the shoreline may bring.

These little tips will change the way you search for sea glass! 
They will also change the amount of sea glass that you find each trip!
I can bet your bounty will double if you use these tips.

Beginner's Guide To Sea Glass Hunting!!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Shack Wacky 15% Off Sale, On Now!!

Stop On By And Shop My Shack Wacky 15% Off Sale Now!!

The nasty weather that January has brought to our foggy shores has made it quite difficult to visit my favorite Sea Glass spots. With the temperature below -20 I have not been out to the beach in a while and let me tell you, I am going completely SHACK WACKY. I have had a lot of things in my life stressing me the heck out, over the last few weeks. Since the beach is where I go to clear my head and shut out the rest of the universe, so I can think. My brain is in overdrive.

I have decided to put the craziness to good use and dive into my art instead!! I have added some great new designs to my Etsy shop and I am always happy to put together a custom design you might have in mind!!

Many of these new additions have some of the most rare of the sea glass colors. Black/Dark Purple, Violet, Pink, Cobalt, Aqua and more!! They have made me smile while putting them together and I hope they will make you smile as well.

Enjoy My Shack Wacky Sale With 15% Store Wide,
When You Spend $75.00
Don't Wait Many of These Beautiful Sea Glass Pictures Are One Of A Kind!

Friday, December 1, 2017

10 Great Gift Ideas For The Beach Lover

10 Great Gift Ideas 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 favourite 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 gifts for any beach combing, beach lover!!

Beach Bags 

Every beach lover needs their favourite 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 !!!  Are You Searching For The Perfect Gifts. Unique Mosaic Home Decor, The Perfect 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

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!!

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.

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!

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