Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In Love With Sea Glass

Sea glass tumbled and carried by the ocean's tidal movements, waves and wind is sculpted smooth and beautiful.
To find a once broken and sharp shard, now frosted smooth by the elements is considered a treasure.
One of the most common shapes that a shard of sea glass is found in is a tranglular shape.
This has everything to do with the angles which discarded bottle and plate glass most often break into.

Though a heart shaped piece of sea glass is an extremely rare find, (not to mention incredibly romantic) it really is just a more intricate relative of the triangle.

At West Coast Sea Glass we would venture to guestimate that for every 3,000 to 5,000 pieces of sea glass we find, one might be a true, sea-smoothed heart.
Most of them are saved, cherished and gazed at for years.  But occasionally, we do chose to invest time and artistry into setting the piece in a classic keepsake piece of jewelry.
And some of our finest pieces are made available as heirloom Valentine's Day gifts.

1 comment:

backporchsoap said...

I'm a seaglass soap lover too! Pretty pictures and great blog!