Q: What is sea glass, you ask?
A: Sea glass is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt water. Sea glass takes 20 to 30 years, and sometimes as much as 50 years, to acquire its characteristic texture and shape. Genuine sea glass, originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, or even shipwrecks, have tumbled in the ocean for years.
Hues of new goodies in minty, calming green and ocean blues.
Sea glass is often called “Mermaid Tears.”
The legend of the mermaid tears:
One storm-ravaged night, a schooner fought to find safety in the San Juans. The ship was familiar to the mermaid who swam along its side. As the ship heeled in the violent wind, the captain lost his hold on the wheel, tumbling perilously close to the raging sea. In an instant, the mermaid calmed the wind and tamed the waves, changing the course of nature and saving the life of a man she had grown to love from afar.
For her impetuous act, Neptune banished the sobbing mermaid to the oceans depths, condemning her for eternity never to surface or swim with the ships again. To this day, her gleaming tears wash up on the beaches as sea glass, an eternal reminder of true love.