While sea glass jewelry makers use authentic ocean tumbled sea glass to create precious one of a kind pieces, artisans who create decorative items work with machine tumbled sea glass to embellish frames and other home accessories. 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 feels beachy just the same, and is available in a variety of beautiful luminescent colors.
Where to buy sea glass for crafting:
Faux machine tumbled seaglass is sold in craft stores and floral stores (mostly under decorative vase fillers).
World Market sells Blue Seaglass and Green Seaglass in 20 oz. bags.
Find Seaglass for Crafting on Amazon.
Another sources for machine tumbled sea glass is Bedrock Industries. They sell decorative seaglass by the pound. Image of Bedrock Industries in Seattle via Caron's Beach House Blog.
Where to buy genuine seaglass for jewelry making:
Check out Bay Treasures, West Coast Sea Glass, and Ebay. You will find many listings for real seaglass on Ebay. For example Maui Cherie sells authentic Hawaiian seaglass.