Brighten someone’s day with a Red Sea Glass Bracelet!
Sea glass is made from glass that has been broken in the ocean and washed and tumbled back onto the coast. Whether it be sandy or rocky beach the sea glass pieces are smoothed using the natural materials of the earth, creating smooth, translucent pieces of glass. No two pieces of sea glass are ever identical.
The color featured in this bracelet is more rare to find. When you think back to what these pieces originated from, its more difficult to pinpoint the type of bottle or glass container. With whites, greens and browns, those were most likely beer and liquor bottles in a previous life. Others could have been perfume, medicinal, or decorative glass containers that (due to human pollution) found its way into the ocean.
In this case, this vibrant red is one of the most challenging colors to find, with the lack of this color used in today’s commercial industries. In the past, one of the most common sources for ruby red glass was made by Anchor Hocking Glass Company for both decorative household items, beer bottles, railroad lanterns and much more. Anchor Hocking discovered a way to use copper to turn glass a red hue instead of the traditional gold, making the cost of producing this glass much more commercially feasible.
These bracelets are made from sea glass found in the coves and beaches of mid-coast Maine, wrapped in sterling silver onto a silver plated bracelet.