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What Makes Sea Glass Jewelry So Popular?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Before we look at the reasons why sea glass jewelry becomes so popular, we need to know exactly what sea glass is. Often also referred to as beach glass, sea glass is pieces of glass which have found their way into the ocean and have been smashed up, pounded by the waves and rubbed by sand and pebbles. This process means that the beach glass is usually found in relatively small pieces with smooth edges and has a frosted appearance caused by the leaching of chemicals when exposed to sea water.

The glass can come from a variety of sources including beer bottles, old window panes, medicine bottles, drinking glasses or soda bottles to name just a few. These have either accidentally been washed out to sea by flood water, been discarded deliberately into the ocean as rubbish or ended up there as a result of ship wrecks.

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Now you know what beach glass is, we can turn our attention back to the initial question of ‘what makes sea glass jewelry so popular’. Part of this popularity is the mystique of the glass. Some of the pieces were tossed away hundreds of years ago, only to wash up on shore today. Black glass, for example, has not been used to make bottles since the 1700s, so any of this color glass washing up on shore has been in the water for more than 200 years. Black sea glass is one of the most rare colors. It is part of our history, and makes one think that it is possible one of our country’s founding fathers might have chucked that bottle into the bay right after we declared our independence.

And even though people threw those bottles into the sea, the sea is giving something back to us. Those colored, frosted, smooth gems are a gift of sorts from Mother Nature. They are beautiful and hold a little bit of magic in them.

Finally, sea glass is such a happy part of so many people’s lives. How many people have fond childhood memories of hunting for sea glass with a mother or father long gone? It evokes memories of a happier, more innocent time.

The reaction of people who buy sea glass jewelry or receive it as a gift is almost always emotional and sentimental, because of all the happy memories it brings back.

It is these reasons why so many people are passionate about only using real sea glass for jewelry. Anyone can put glass in a rock tumbler and get something that looks almost like the real stuff. But it is not real. It wasn’t a bottle held by one of our ancestors. It never got polished and tumbled in the sand, it didn’t wash up on a distant shore waiting to be found. Real beach glass does hold a little bit of magic, and that’s why jewelry containing these little jewels is gaining popularity.

Handmade Jewelry By You

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Are you the one who like experimenting with your looks and jewelry? If you are the one who is eyeing some inimitable jewelry to bring some difference in your charismatic personality or looking something unique for giving gift then making your own jewelry with your own thoughts and ideas will be a great option for you that only make you distinctive but also add a sparkling beauty to your overall personality.

So, now if you are prepared with your image of that dream jewelry, you love to wear, go to the market to search certain tools and basic equipments that will help you to make your jewelry. It may include some general tools for molding and giving shapes to metals and other materials. Select some beads and findings with different colors and sizes that reflect your style sense and fashion knowledge. On the price factor too, they are also very reasonable and affordable. You can get a designer jewelry piece in comparatively very low price.

For making your jewelry collection far better and beaming, you can also choose some precious and semi-precious stones such as turquoise, garnet and peridot that are really attractive in appearance and maintain their shine for a longer period of time. For giving it a glittery look, you can also go for some sterling silver and lampwork beads that can make a difference with their eternal shine. If your pocket allows you further, you can also go for pearls and emerald to treat yourself a royal neck wear with a matching earrings.

After choosing and finalizing the perfect stone and gem, you need to choose the method of construction for your jewelry that reflects your hidden beauty and charm well and compliment you to enhance your aura. You can choose anything from a complex design to a plain design as per your taste and preference. Generally, it is preferable to select a single style as it saves the cost and also helps you set your own expertise in the field.

If you are funky and love junk jewelry then going for some nice wire jewelry can also provide you some great alternatives. It is really simple to cut the wire in desirable manner and you can also place some attractive beads into it to give it a casual classic look.

So, now you know how easy is to make your own jewelry with limited resources and money that express great fashion sense and idea which says your persona better. Easy, fast, good looking in your own style! Why not?