Make your own sea glass - NO BEACH NEEDED!
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.

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After much trial and error, I figure out a way to create your own DIY sea glass so everyone can have that laid-back beachy vibe as well!
- Broken colored glass (I used green and brown wine and beer bottles)
- Cement mixer
- Sand 
- Tap water and salt
- Filter (You can use anything from a sand sifter to a colander)
<p>Nice post. I have suspected you can do this with something like a rock tumbler running for many days, but learning you can do this in bulk in just hours is great info. I agree with bricabracwizard, that you need the water. Even asbestos is safe when wet. </p><p>I have fond memories of visiting desolate beaches on the shores of Lake Winnipeg when I was a child and finding beach glass that was as round and smooth as river rock. This glass was formed hundreds of miles away from any salt water, so I would have to also agree with andybuda that you do not need the salt.</p>
<p>Could you use a rock tumbler instead?</p>
i really dont think there is any benefit of adding salt.. allso have you tried with building sand or course sand and with and without water.. i have allso thort of this idea but not had the time or a use yet.. i did find a piece of security glass that had the wire running through it and that looked very cool..
I wouldn't run this without water. You'd get too much 'glass dust' which you'd end up breathing in....not good for the lungs!
tie abit of wet cloth over the mouth of the mixer with rope only an idea..i will try this idea out one day if its an old drum i might cut the paddles out i think this will help with the noise.

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