What is Sea Glass and Why is it So Special?

Sea glass, also known as beach glass or mermaid tears, is a magical treasure that washes up on the shores of beaches around the world. It starts its journey as ordinary glass, but over time, the relentless waves and sand transform it into something extraordinary. The smooth, frosted appearance and vibrant colours make sea glass a sought-after gem for collectors and beachcombers.

This summer I embarked on a Sea Glass Adventure

With a heart full of excitement and a bucket in hand, I set off on a two-week adventure to North Cornwall, a coastal paradise known for its stunning beaches and abundant sea glass. Armed with a keen eye and a sense of wonder, I was determined to uncover the hidden treasures that lay scattered along the shoreline.

Exploring the Beaches of North Cornwall

From the moment I arrived at the coast, greeted by breath-taking landscapes and crystal-clear waters of the beaches of North Cornwall which are a sea glass enthusiast's dream come true.

As I strolled along the sandy shores, I couldn't help but feel a childlike sense of anticipation.

Each beach had its own unique charm and offered a different assortment of sea glass. At one beach, I discovered a plethora of vibrant blues and greens, while another beach revealed delicate pastel hues. It was like stepping into a kaleidoscope of colours.

The Joy of the Hunt

Searching for sea glass is a delightful treasure hunt that requires patience and a keen eye. As I combed through the sand, shale and pebbles, I found myself lost in the rhythm of the waves and the thrill of each discovery. The sound of the seagulls overhead and the salty breeze added to the enchantment of the experience.

Every piece of sea glass I found felt like a small victory. Each fragment had its own story to tell, a tale of its journey from discarded glass to a precious gem. Holding these smooth, weathered treasures in my hand filled me with a sense of connection to the past and the power of nature's transformative touch.

A Souvenir Like No Other

At the end of my two-week adventure, my pockets were filled with a colourful assortment of sea glass. These tiny treasures would serve as a tangible reminder of my time in North Cornwall and the joy of the hunt and will eventually become incorporated into a piece of beautiful Impressums Jewellery. 

So, if you ever find yourself in North Cornwall, don't forget to take a moment to search for sea glass. It's a whimsical and enchanting experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the simple pleasures in life.

Sea glass serves as a reminder of the power of the ocean and the transformative effects of time, turning discarded glass into something beautiful and cherished.