Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Seaham sea glass

We've been trying to make the most of the Easter holidays, especially as we seem to have some good weather. Long may it last!

One of my favourite things to do is to go to the beach. We have so many lovely beaches here in the North East and when I read a while ago on the Silverpebble blog that Seaham, which is about 15 miles away, is a great place to hunt for sea glass, I knew we just had to make a trip.

So although it was a bit chilly and we needed our winter coats back out of the cupboard, we had a lovely afternoon hunting among the pebbles for those elusive bits of glass. The potted history of the area is that there used to be a glassworks on the cliffs. At the end of each day, they would throw the waste glass over the cliff into the sea, and now 100 years later it is still washing up on the beach.

Here's our haul:

And here they are while still wet - fab colours!

There were also some beautiful pebbles and stones, all washed smooth by the sea.

And even better, there's a lovely cafe in the car park so you can warm up with coffee and cake after all that hunting!

There are lots of artists out there who make jewellery from the sea glass, one of them is Seaham Waves which has this beauty, among others. Isn't this the loveliest thing ever? Birthday hints needed I think!

I've put my sea glass into a little jar in my sewing room - hopefully my collection will start to grow now I know where to find it!


  1. What a beautiful sea glass haul. They would be lovely in a storm lantern with a candle atop.

    Jean x

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