Trying to hold down a full-time job with so many “unpaid” hobbies gobbling up minutes in my day is a real drag!
Getting sidetracked from photography, another one of my favourite pass times is beach-combing. I had never heard of beach glass until a month ago when I was in a small arts and crafts shop in Redcliffe. The owner started chatting about beach glass and introduced me to some jewellery and home decorative pieces made by a local lady.
I had been picking up bits a pieces of sea glass over time with the idea of “doing something” with it one day but I had no idea it was a “thing”! A quick google of beach glass inspired me to sort out the pieces I had to see what treasures I possessed.
It’s such a relaxing pass time and if you’re in the right spot for sea glass it’s a real kick every time you see something laying there. I liken it to one of those video walk-through games where you find all the gems and treasures.
I’m not into craft activities in particular. I may attempt to use some of the glass to cover a picture frame but prefer instant gratification and waiting for glue and paints to dry takes way longer than taking a photo and clicking the view picture button to admire your work.
I will most likely sell the glass once my partner has had enough of finding sea glass in draws and every nook and cranny around the house. But then again …. I could cover the walls with it!
Finding Sea Glass – Hotels around the Redcliffe Peninsula and the year they were built.
- 1878 Bay View Hotel
- 1881 Redcliffe Hotel
- 1883 St Leonard’s Hotel
- 1901 The original Belvedere Hotel
- 1902 Moreton Bay Hotel
Each low tide reveals hidden pieces of glass. Wild weather is great because it stirs up the ocean. The glass bottles tossed into the ocean from the shoreline over the many years provide an endless supply of Sea Glass for the collector. The Brisbane River empties into Moreton Bay washing glass from the city over the sandy bottom. Some of this ends up on our shores adding to the variety of Sea Glass found.