Sea Glass Jewelry

sea glas lake erie

I am a sea glass fanatic. I began collecting seriously in summer 2009 on the north shore of Lake Erie. (That’s my husband and two daughters above.)

Lake Erie has some damn fine sea glass. To put it scientifically, Lake Erie has a high PH – almost as high as an ocean, and this helps to make the glass nice and frosty. (I read this in Richard LaMotte’s Pure Sea Glass, a must-have book for any avid sea glasser!)

I collect sea glass in area called The Pelee Passage, where there have been 275 shipwrecks. The area was a popular summer attraction for many years and I’m sure some of the glass I find is from wild parties many moons ago. I find quite a bit of old glass (80+ years old), and it’s fun to think about where it originated.

What does a girl do with mason jars full of gorgeous sea glass? She makes jewelry!!

I’m a big fan of using sterling silver in sea glass jewelry – so you’ll find lots of that in my Etsy shop.

Sea glass jewelry makes for wonderful one-of-a-kind bridesmaids gifts. Here are a few of my latest pieces:

Stunning, perfectly frosted white sea glass pendant with sterling silver bail.

white sea glass

Dainty cornflower blue sea glass necklace.

cornflower blue sea glass

Lush, plump emerald green sea glass.

deep forest green sea glass

Uber rare lavender sea glass pendant. Perfect shape.

lavender sea glass

Stunning blue sea glass mosaic. The sea glass in this piece comes from England.

mosaic sea glass blue

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  1. Posted by Deborah on May 28th, 2012 at 9:44am

    Hi there
    I'm a newcomer at beach combing and beach glass jewellery, but I'm loving it so much! Apart from warm water and mild soap, how do you get the translucent look to your pieces so that they are not too white?
  2. Posted by Christina on May 28th, 2012 at 1:44pm

    Hi Deborah,

    There are several ways to achieve this. Rubbing a little hand lotion on your fingers, then rubbing the sea glass with your hands will do the trick. You can also rub with olive oil or mineral oil.
  3. Posted by Leigh Hudson on November 17th, 2013 at 2:58am

    Please could you tell me what type of drill bit you use? Thanks.
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