Sea glass, also known as Beach Glass, Mermaid Tears, Ocean Glass or even Trash Glass, is glass that you can find on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes.
The more current or wave action, the more likely that you are to find top quality pieces. And the more crowded, by humans, the easier to find them as many careless people do not dispose their garbage correctly and prefer to toss it into the ocean.
Sea Glass is created when bottles and other pieces of glass that are tossed on the shore, broken and then tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand and currents, creating smooth, polished, frosted pieces of sea glass. It is said that it takes anywhere from fifteen to sixty years to transform broken glass into these beautiful pieces.
Nowadays, due to recycling and the use of plastics, sea glass is becoming harder and harder to find.
Sea Glass comes in many colors, although green and clear are the most common. Other colors are amber, red, pink, blue, purple…