Books and Web sites featuring sea glass

By Ramsey Prather
February 17, 2006
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Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte
Published in 2004, Pure Sea Glass is the place to begin foranyone interested in starting a serious sea-glass collection. Itincludes information about the history of glass, the weatheringprocess, and finding a good beach to hunt. Celia Pearson'swonderful 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 owncollection―and explains the history behind theirmanufacturing. Pat Hanbery's beautiful photos bring the gems tolife.
On his Web site, Charles Peden sells individual pieces of"top shelf" sea glass, genuine by-the-pound glass, and a colorfulassortment of handmade jewelry.
The newly formed North American Sea Glass Association seeks"to educate the consumer and retailer as to the properties andbenefits of genuine, pure, natural beach sea glass." Formedrecently by Charles Peden in conjunction with many other big namesin the sea-glass world, the association will hold its inauguralNorth American Sea Glass Festival in Santa Cruz, California, inOctober 2006.
Sisters Jennifer Reed and Terri Reed-Boyer sell "handcraftedbeach glass jewelry from the shores of Lake Erie." The high-qualityjewelry from Relish makes great gifts.
Many online vendors use eBay to sell their sea glass. Thereare some great deals to be had out there, but before you bid makesure you are viewing genuine sea glass.