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The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones


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ISBN10: 1628737808
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As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.

There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass.

Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production.

In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well.

About the Author

Mary Beth Beuke is the owner of West Coast Sea Glass and was the president of the North American Sea Glass Association from 2005 to 2010. Her sea glass art jewelry can be found in more than fifty galleries all over the world. Her story and collection have been featured on the Travel Channel and in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Coastal Living, Ocean Home, the Seattle Times, and more. She exhibits her collection at museums and libraries often and resides in Sequim, Washington.

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Karen Klein, December 10, 2014 (view all comments by Karen Klein)
The Ultimate? Yes, it is!

As an avid collector of sea glass and books about sea glass, I was skeptical when I saw the title of this book. But then, I opened the front cover....
This book was 10 years in the making according to the author, Mary Beth Beuke. For sea glass aficionados, it was worth every minute. The author has shared her deep knowledge of all things glass and also photos of her unrivaled, extensive collection, gleaned over many beaches, over many years.
This is a True Treasure for giving, receiving, or keeping! It is a perfect find for anyone who loves any beach.
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Skyhorse Publishing
Rocks & Minerals
Armstrong, Lisl
Beuke, Mary Beth
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Crafts-Glass Technique
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10 x 10 in

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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Glass » Collecting
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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Glass » Technique
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Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Jewelry » Technique
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Rocks and Minerals
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Coasts
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

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