Occasionally, I find a piece of Sea Glass with writing on it. I enhanced the brightness and contrast on this picture. if you look closely in the white circled area, you may be able to make out the word JAVEX. So I thought this glass came from an old bleach bottle. Interesting. I never knew bleach came in glass bottles. So I Googled “glass javex bottle” and wound up on the Glass Gallery website. Wow! that picture looks like the piece of bottle I found on the beach. Then, I inherited this glass JAVEX bottle. Information on this bottle
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
I have a lot of glass that is not quite white/clear I have often wondered if this is the way the glass was originally or if it got “dirty” over time. I tried and failed miserably to sort this glass into general colour schemes. Here is a tip for you – wait until your glass is totally dry before trying to sort by colour; you will save a lot of re-sorting. At any rate, I have some glass that is brown/peach coloured and I have some that is yellowish and some that is greenish. I often though that the “dirty” yellowish
This is a collection of light blue, very light blue and almost white seaglass. You will see that most of it is flat glass which tells me this is ordinary window glass. However, it seems this is possibly older window glass that did not have clarifying agents like lead or manganese . . . ordinary silicon dioxide or soda-lime glass. While I have a considerable amount of this glass, I am having difficulty coming up with a use for it. Perhaps I will make a mosaic patterns, like the shape of Prince Edward Island. Thanks for visiting. Next time, more “almost white” glass.
How many shades of green are there? Well in Sea Glass, there is no limit. Here is my collection of green seaglass. In the bottom right, you have the very light – almost blue clear glass. This is mostly flat glass as used in windows. This is more likely the pure silica glass without any clarifying agents. It has a bluish tint and to some eyes like mine appears green. In the top right is mostly emerald green- the third most common seaglass colour. While there is some flat glass, I have mostly rounded “bottle glass”, including a bottle
Recently, I resorted my entire collection of seaglass. Now that the summer is over, there is “less” to do on PEI and I needed a challenge. Sorting seaglass by colour is not as easy as it seems. After awhile the blue and greens and near-whites all blend in. The pictures I will feature over the next few days are 3/4 of the way into the process. Click on the picture for a bigger version. Here we have some greys, almost yellow, pink, aqua, dark blue (cornflower and cobalt), red and lavender. So yes I am proud to day I
I have some hobnail seaglass! And just what is Hobnail glass? See the Glass Encyclopedia. Here is my glass. Note the mistake: the piece in the centre is just a piece of patterned glass – not hobnail. I have read that translucent milk glass was common for the hobnail pattern but I have never found anything but clear. Though I have found this glass in several different locations, it is all clear glass and the “bumps” are all the same size. This leads me to believe that this particular pattern was popular. The small curvature indicates that the pieces probably came from a large bowl.
It seems the summer has gone on forever. Granny gets busy in the summertime: part time babysitting, gardening, grandchildren and so on keeps me busier than a cat in a roomful of mice. I am sorry to have neglected my readers and I am now back in the saddle. I took the grandchildren with me beachcombing on several occasions this summer and I found quite a bit of beach glass . . . pictures will follow. Some of you have asked where to find sea glass on PEI. While some beaches tend to provide seaglass regularly, all beaches can go “dry”.
This is my third run through the alphabet. See the previous list here. Alpaca Buffalo Coyotes Doves Eagles Flying Squirrels Gannets Herons Information hmm how did I miss these Llamas Mockingbirds Nuthatch Osprey . . .RCMP Musical Ride Piping Plover Questions and Answers Rejuvenate Sea Glass Transportation Unusual Experiences Visitor’s guide Woodpeckers x marks the spot Your cYcling holidaY zephyry Tune in for our next installment starting tomorrow Granny ~oo~
Here it is the longest day of the year and I am just now finding time to write my blog for today. The dictionary says zephyr is a light wind. It also says it is a westerly wind. Well in PEI we almost always have a wind. That is good for a few things. It helps keep mosquitoes away in open areas. In the forested or sheltered areas you are on your own. The wind also helps to bring down the humidity down which tends to keep our summer days at a good level of comfort. The wind also