I was able to catch up a bit on some reading, while we were RV’ing in Florida these past two months. One of the novels I read was Sea Glass by Anita Sherver.
At a local craft fair in Ocala, I came upon a vendor who was selling jewelry and noticed a necklace that she had fashioned out of sea glass. Sea glass is actually a broken shard of glass that is smoothed and develops a patina as it tumbles in the ocean and sand. I didn’t actually believe that people really collected “the trash of the sea.” Of course I had to check it out on the web: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaglass.
Now I am the owner of a necklace made out of a shard of green sea glass. The artist thinks that this particular piece of glass was originally part of a beer bottle. Go figure.