Sea Glass Resources

Books and Web sites featuring sea glass
Text by Ramsey Prather

Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte
Published in 2004, Pure Sea Glass is the place to begin for anyone interested in starting a serious sea-glass collection. It includes information about the history of glass, the weathering process, and finding a good beach to hunt. Celia Pearson's wonderful photography illuminates the text.

Sea Glass Chronicles by C.S. Lambert
This book is a colorful journey into the world of sea glass. Lambert presents many unique pieces of glass―all from her own collection―and explains the history behind their manufacturing. Pat Hanbery's beautiful photos bring the gems to life.

bythebaytreasures.com
On his Web site, Charles Peden sells individual pieces of "top shelf" sea glass, genuine by-the-pound glass, and a colorful assortment of handmade jewelry.

seaglassassociation.com
The newly formed North American Sea Glass Association seeks "to educate the consumer and retailer as to the properties and benefits of genuine, pure, natural beach sea glass." Formed recently by Charles Peden in conjunction with many other big names in the sea-glass world, the association will hold its inaugural North American Sea Glass Festival in Santa Cruz, California, in October 2006.

relishinc.com
Sisters Jennifer Reed and Terri Reed-Boyer sell "handcrafted beach glass jewelry from the shores of Lake Erie." The high-quality jewelry from Relish makes great gifts.

ebay.com
Many online vendors use eBay to sell their sea glass. There are some great deals to be had out there, but before you bid make sure you are viewing genuine sea glass.