Sea glass is very popular for home decor and other uses. It is one of mother nature’s curiosities. Improperly disposed of glass that was dumped into the sea was over time turned into pieces of art. Now sea glass decor is rising in price because there is less of it. This just adds to its popularity.
What Is Sea Glass?
Until the last few decades, many stored items would be put in glass containers. Other items like lanterns, cups, bottles and decorative glass were used. When these things were disposed of they often found their way to the sea. The crashing waves and movement of the ocean would break this glass down into smaller pieces. The tumbling motion of the waves would smooth the glass and the salt would corrode it until it had a look of being frosted glass.
This type of natural sea art can be found in many places around the world. It is nature taking man’s trash and turning it into art. Unfortunately more and more things that were once made of glass are now made of plastic. This has lead to less and less sea glass being found.
Are There Any Places Where It Is Easy To Find?
In North America, there are places like Glass Beach which by its very name demonstrates it is a popular place for finding this sea art. In the North East of England, there is Seaham which is another similar area where it is popular to look for sea glass.
What Kind Of Sea Glass Decor Is Available?
There is a wide range of a decor made with sea glass. Anyone who wants to have an ocean front feel to their home or even just a single room can use the many choices to add to other home decor to spice it up.
Sea glass is often used when making stained glass. Stained glass windows are not just for churches or cathedrals. They often make tasteful additions to the home. Some homes have a circle shaped window on the second floor and using stained glass made from this material can really give it a special look. Some homeowners use this in their bathroom window instead of frosted glass.
Picture frames are another one of the favorite decorative items made of this material. It looks almost like a frame made of jewels. It is a very attractive piece and is sure to draw visitors attention to whatever picture is inside the frame.
Candle holders are also something many find appealing when made with this material. Often people use candles for relaxing or romance and having the candles set in a holder decorated with this special glass can really add to the overall effect.
When considering sea glass for home decoration the sky is the limit. Chandeliers, simple pieces placed in a shallow glass, lamp bases filled with this glass are just some of the possibilities. Anyone who loves the sea will love decorating their home with this special glass that the ocean received as discarded trash and returned as natural art.