Strolling down the beach is one of my favorite activities. I love collecting sea glass and using it around my home to add to the decor.
I am fortunate to collect sea glass because I live close to the beach, however, not everyone else does.
- Broken colored glass (I used green and brown wine and beer bottles)
- Cement mixer
- Tap water and salt
- Filter (You can use anything from a sand sifter to a colander)
Below are some pictures of glass allowed to run for different lengths of time.
The third picture is of pieces that were pulled out after one hour in the mixer. Their sharp edges are broken, and there’s light etching of the surfaces.
The fourth picture is of pieces that were pulled out after two hours in the mixer. The shapes are slightly more rounded, and the surfaces are beginning to frost heavily.
And (finally!) after four hours, the pieces begin to look a lot like what you might find washed up on a sandy beach (see last photo).