Brown is very common in seaglass. Beer bottles are the biggest source of brown glass. However you can get brown glass from old bleach bottles, some soda bottles like Orange Crush, medicine bottles, etc. Looking at the detail of this picture, you will see a couple of pieces with lettering. Those can be interesting to research and I will speak of this in another post.
As seaglass gets weathered, it develops this “frosted” look. For some reason, it seems the frosted Brown glass is not as pretty or desirable as frosted green or clear glass. However, I occasionally find a piece of brown glass that looks attractive enough to consider turning it into jewellery.
To the right, I have a small collection of “milk glass”. This is the opaque white glass, not the clear glass that is often called white. The term milk glass refers to the colour not to the origin. I have also seen it called opal glass. Although I have seen white milk bottles, this is not what milk white glass means. This type of glass was used in dinnerware, vases, pots and the like. It is rare to find and I am happy to have a few dozen pieces. Unfortunately, not many of them are jewellery quality.
In the top right, you will see various pieces of pottery. When you collect seaglass, pick up those pottery items and see if you recognize a pattern or a name. Who knows you might find something that reminds you of a pottery piece you “saw” as a child. Among the pottery pieces, you will see a couple of buttons and two insulators. The latter were probably used on a boat to secure electrical connections.
You never know what you are likely to find while beachcombing. I have found ONE marble, but I have yet to find a doll part or a piece of (smoking) pipe.
Thanks for dropping by. Visit later to see some of the more unusual pieces and learn about glass with markings.