The Story of Sea Glass

The Ocean’s Jewels

From Man Made Rubbish to Ocean Jewels

Sea-glass is man-made glass which has been smoothed and frosted by the relentless motion of the ocean. Sandblasted by the surf and tumbled as it is washed over pebbles and rocks. After decades in the sea it is transformed into gem-like treasures.

I collect these jewels, or Mermaids' Tears, as they are sometimes called from the beaches of Gower and incorporate them into my handcrafted jewellery.

Across the restless ocean, waves curl

Unfurl and swirl, sifting shards

Of discarded glass until

Smoothed and softened,

They’re spilt like mermaids’ tears

Upon a sea-swept shore

By J Moore