White or clear is the most common colour of natural seaglass found. That doesn't mean it's never of interest. Recently I found several cool pieces in fabulous shapes. They were of the clean-looking, pearly white variety. The odd-shaped nugget on the left is destined for a keychain methinks. The others may end up as pendants or Christmas ornaments...I will know when I go to wrap them in silver.
Found on a Dublin shore, this fan-like, sun-ray design is stunning. I would hazard a guess that this piece is from a bowl or decorative dish of some sort. It reminds me of some of my Mum's Irish crystal. Wrapping it in silver wire will be a challenge as I don't want to cover up the pattern, but rather, work with it. I am half tempted to use this as a paperweight (though I have to admit, paperweights are surplus to my needs and I'm not a big fan of shelf brick a brack.)
This shell-like piece reminds me of a certain potato crisp (chip to you in the USA.) It will make a pretty pendant as it is the perfect size and shape.
|frosted seaglass bottle stopper|
I was thrilled to find this bottle top. It's especially rare to find one of these on the Irish coast.
Unfortunately, it's not completely intact but it is nonetheless, a very special find. Again, I may keep this one but if I decide to wrap it, it will present an interesting challenge.
White seaglass may not be so rare, but you can make lots of beautiful things with it. Here are some of the items I've made from white seaglass:
|(fairy ornament, sold)|
To learn about shades of BLUE seaglass click: HERE
To learn about shades of GREEN seaglass click: HERE
To see PALE (SEAFOAM ETC) shades of seaglass click HERE
To find out how to clean seaglass and sea pottery click HERE