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Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings

Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings

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Treasures from the seashore - Seaham seaglass earrings
  • Stock: 18
  • Model: DDN10003L
  • Weight: 0.50kg
  • SKU: DDN10003L
  • Location: Leeds
£8.50
Ex Tax: £8.50

Matching seaglass gems encased in a silver plated holder - a perfect eco gift for anyone who loves the sea and its treasures. What mankind has thrown away, nature has perfected :-)

Seaglass beachcombed from the glorious Seaham beach in County Durham is special indeed.

Above the sweeping endless beachfront once loomed a huge Victorian glass factory. Seaham and nearby Sunderland were home to many bottleworks and glass making factories during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Seaham boasted the largest glass bottle works in Britain – The Londonderry Bottleworks, operating from the 1850s to 1921. 

The bottleworks produced up to 20,000 hand-blown bottles every day, in different colours and designs including hand crafted bottles, perfume bottles and household glass, all of which were distributed across the globe. 

The bottleworks would dump large amounts of 'end of day' waste glass straight into the North Sea and that’s where Seaham’s sea glass story began - with each new tide can be found perfectly rounded seaglass gens of all colours - smoothed and rounded by the waves for more than 100 years.

No two sea glass pebbles are the same, in shape or colour. You’ll find all sorts of different colours and types of glass including codd marbles, which were used as a seal for fizzy drinks, safety glass which has wire reinforcement running through it, bottle necks and sea pottery! 

The most common glass to find in Seaham is clear and green glass, as this was the most popular coloured glass produced by the bottleworks. But you can also find yellow, red, blue, aqua and even multi-coloured pebbles or milk glass which comes in pastel shades of blues, yellows and green. 

Artist Nicola Furbisher who spends many a day at this fabulous beach has found a perfect way to own some of this very special seaglass - and wear it too. 

Please specify when ordering which colour of seaglass you would like. The earrings come attached to a card in burlap hessian drawstring pouch with a hand-printed card detailing the provenance of the seaglass. Each pair will be beautifully giftwrapped.

Sent with love x


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