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    • Angela Cosper Brown

      Make Your Own Sea Glass from used glass bottles, etc. - easy and fun to do - You can use it make your own jewelry, GOTTA FIND A ROCK TUMBLER mosaics, or whatever!

    • Rose Heimerl

      *Make Your Own Sea Glass from used glass bottles, etc. Now I know what to do with all the teeny, tiny pieces left from my stained glass projects! I knew I wasn't a tad bit crazy for saving them. Whewww.

    • Dawn Hudson

      DIY: Beach Glass - how to make your own from used glass bottles, etc. Excellent tutorial!

    • Maraya Rodriguez

      making your own beach (sea) glass

    • Bridget

      Make Your Own Sea Glass from used glass bottles, etc. Rly good for diy jewelry & stuff

    • Allison Mero

      MAKE YOUR OWN SEAGLASS: 1. Get some granular sand. I say granular because I don’t want you to put that kind of chalky, powdery dirt from your driveway into it. That will just make mud. You need grainy, gritty sand. Like beach sand. If you don’t have access to sand, then go back to the hardware store and buy a $10 bag of grit. And the next time you’re at the beach, get yourself a bucket of grainy goodness to keep at the house. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of sand into your tumbler. 2. Now add a cup of water into the mix. If you have a couple of marble sized pointy rocks you can toss those in there, too. 3. Add enough glass in the tumbler until its about half way full. If you make it too full then the glass won’t roll around and bounce and fall in there, and you need that kind of motion to let it work properly. 4. Find an area where your rotary tumbler can sit for literally two days without being bothered by children or small animals or curious husbands, and then simply turn it on. You can check it as often as you wish, but it needs to tumble for at least two days for you to get the effect you want.   WAIT!!! Where do you get the glass from? Well, you’ve got it at home. Save up your wine bottles, glass jars, beer bottles and any other interesting glass you have. Milk of Magnesia comes in gorgeous blue. You’ll notice that some really fun glass comes from liquor bottles. Visit a pub and ask if they’ll save the bottles for you. Or visit your local thrift shop and ask them if they’ll save broken glass stuff in a box for you to come get once a month. Or… pass the word along to your friends and family that you’re in need of glass.   There’s more! I went to my local stained glass store and learned that they have boxes of mixed scrap that they’re willing to sell. They’ll also give you some glass for free, especially the clear stuff. It’s really cool because its got texture on it. The box I picked up had one pane with a leaf pattern, one that looked like small raised bubbles in erratic patterns, and another had tons of bubbles trapped in the glass. Very cool! Or you can buy pieces of the gorgeous textured colored stuff that comes in panes. You can break this glass by hand, or you can make your own shaped broken pieces with a glass cutter that you can buy at the same store. Don’t be tricked into buying one with the oil built into the handle of the glass cutter. That’s for more professional use. If you buy one for around $6 or $7 then you can buy a small bottle of oil to lubricate the blade on the cutter. With the cap on, tip the bottle to get some oil on the inside of the cap, then remove the cap and touch the blade on it. There’s enough oil on there for a couple of small cuts. Voila! You’ve got glass to tumble.   Breaking found glass Found glass is household glass. Bottles, jars, dishes… stuff that you can literally take a hammer to. I have to admit, I went to a thrift store in search of colored glass to break up, thinking I’d find some red or blue or a cool color, and when I found it I decided to put it back and walk away. I just couldn’t bring myself to bash up something colorful that was pretty and perfectly good. So I’m resorting to found glass. I got pretty green with empty Perrier water bottles, and dark brown from my neighbors empty wine bottle. I accidently (hooray!) broke my glass butter dish, so I put that in the pile. To break this stuff, simply put it in a double paper grocery bag and then insert the ends of the bag into another double paper grocery bag. Lay it down on a hard surface, like your driveway (I vote for outside) and then smack it with a hammer. You can’t really check it as you’re bashing it, so I say smack it really good, then tear open only the top of the bag to see what you have. If you want smaller pieces then you must take the glass out and put it into a new bag set up. The reason being that all the slivers go to the bottom of the bag, and you’re going to toss the bag into your trash, slivers and all. Our hands want to remain sliver free.

    • Cheri Z. Jones

      Make Your Own Sea Glass from used glass bottles, etc. - easy and fun to do - You can use it make your own jewelry, mosaics, or whatever! Okay this s not really sea glass, but tumbled glass. Not quite the same ;(

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