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January 04, 2009

Sea Glass Hunting

George and I have been looking for sea glass, which always reminds me of Alison, who took me to an awesome beach in Rhode Island with the most blue sea glass I've ever seen in one spot. Yesterday George found a large black chunk that looked like a rock, but looking closely at the sides you could see that it was glass. We took it to a lady who makes jewelry, where I've purchased some nice pieces before, and she told us that it was a great piece and at least 100-150 years old. We left it with her to make it into a necklace. Here are some pieces that we found today.

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These chunks are similar to the one George found, but a little smaller. You can see how they might be mistaken for rocks, but expert George knows better.

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Big green piece.

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To check to make sure it's glass you just need to hold it up to the light. The piece above looks dark on the left and hard to see it's glass, but holding it in front of a flashlight (or you can use the sun) you can see the color shine through.

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Here is our stash for the day. Excited to see what we find tomorrow!

Posted by Heather at January 4, 2009 03:20 PM

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Wow...that is cool! Maybe this year I'll get my necklace :-)

Posted by: mom at January 4, 2009 06:23 PM

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