Jewellery maker transforms seaglass – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Jewellery maker transforms seaglass

Bermuda seaglass is on sale in the United States after a visitor and jewellery maker carried 70lb of it home in suitcases.

According to an Erie Times-News report by Lisa Gensheimer, Becky Fox began selling seaglass jewellery six years ago through Becky's Beach Glass Designs, using glass collected along the shore of Lake Erie.

Through a Facebook group, she met collectors from around the world, including in Bermuda, Greece and Puerto Rico.

An article, published on the news outlet's website yesterday, stated she was invited to visit the Island in January after being contacted by a local collector who had previously sent her Bermuda seaglass.

When she got here, she found large piles of dull and barnacled rocks that turned out to be beautiful glass when cleaned off in her hotel room.

“It was like night and day,” she said. “You didn't know what you had until you washed it all off.

“Not only is it plentiful, it is pristine. It is the caviar of sea glass.”

Among the discoveries were the remnants of Bermuda Codd bottles, a Patterson soda bottle, sea pottery and vaseline glass, which is known as uranium glass because it was coloured using uranium dioxide and glows under ultraviolet light.

The article continues: “When their weeklong adventure came to an end, the Foxes loaded 70lb of flawless sea glass into two extra suitcases — 3,000 pieces in all — gladly paying the airline an additional $80 to bring them home.”

The story highlights Bermuda's best known spots for finding sea glass, while noting that it can be found on many of the Island's beaches.

Seaglass can be found on many Bermuda beaches (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 28, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated September 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm)

Jewellery maker transforms seaglass

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon