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Monday, July 16, 2012

Sea Glass on Nome Beach

Mom told me that she has started collecting sea glass on Nome Beach.

Glass Becomes Sea Glass when:
A piece of glass has been tumbled by natural wave action to the point where there are no sharply-defined edges or corners. The natural action of elements in the water along with sunlight and tumbling action have produced a unique frosted or etched surface covering all sides of the glass.

During the period from 1900 – 1909, estimates of Nome's population reached as high as 20,000 due to the gold rush at that time.  Many people stayed in tents on the beach. Where do you think a lot of bottles ended up?

Yes, as sea glass on the beach, of course! Nome is a good place to find it.


  1. Would love to see some seaglass window decoration - light coming through would be magical... pictures when you make a window please.

  2. Send me the name of some vendors that sell sea glass. I want to buy a small amount in the bulk.