coastal decor and crafts

10/23/12

Where to Buy Sea Glass for Crafting and Jewelry Making

People have asked me where they can buy sea glass. So here are my thoughts on it and a few sources where to buy sea glass, both ocean tumbled and machine tumbled.

buy sea glass for craftting


sea glass pendant
While Sea Glass Jewelry Makers such as Lisa use authentic ocean tumbled sea glass to create precious one of a kind pieces,

sea glass frame
Artisans like Shari of Beach Grass Cottage work with machine tumbled sea glass to embellish home decorations. If you are looking to use sea glass for crafting and artistic projects (meaning you need lots of pieces), you probably want machine tumbled sea glass, or it could get quite expensive.

machine tumbled sea glass
Machine tumbled sea glass feels beachy just the same, and is available in a variety of beautiful luminescent colors. Via.

buy bulk sea glass
Where to buy sea glass for crafting:
You can click over to Shari's Beach Grass Cottage and purchase 2 pounds of it! It comes in solid colors or Shari can create a custom mix for you of any of her available colors. Another source for machine tumbled sea glass is Bedrock Indutries, as seen in the first picture. And you also find a selection of sea glass at Save on Crafts, look in their category shells - beach glass.

buy genuine authentic sea glass
Where to buy sea glass for jewelry making:
I found two sources that sell authentic or genuine sea glass. Bay Treasures and West Coast Sea Glass. Check them out!

If you know other good sources, please share in the comments -thank you so much!

6 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous post for sea glass resources! I love finding bits and pieces but I never find enough! It adds so much color and interest to seashell projects! Thanks!

Sherry Calamia said...

I live by the beach, so I collect most of my seaglass when walking on the beach. But there are harder to find colors like the cobalt blue, which are not too common. I have purchased some from craft stores, but they are not as good as the real thing. I will try some of shops you have posted… the seaglass look like they were tumbled beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

I made some sea glass necklaces about 6 months ago for my etsy site and sold all but 1! I love them. I usually buy the real sea glass it just has such a nice aged look!

Lili said...

It would be hard for me to part with my favorite sea glass pieces, I guess that's why sea glass in general is a little pricey! ~Lili

Beth Martin said...

There are so many talented beach/sea glass jewelry and home accessory designer's. And I am very fortunately to near Lake Erie - beautiful beaches...beautiful beach glass, porcelain and shoreline findings!

Thank you for the kuddo's!

Dana Caffrey said...

I love making sea glass jewelries, and I'm lucky eought to live by the beach. Everyday, I see to it that I can go walking along the shore to look for unique pieces. It's also a form of my exercise and relaxation.

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