O.k., here’s the one I’m waiting for now by C.S. Lambert, entitled, A Passion for Sea Glass, because in it, we’ll meet others who share the passion for sea glass and making art with it. I can’t wait to read about how and why others are drawn to collecting and creating from these pieces of “glitter litter” from the water:
Her other book, Sea Glass Chronicles, http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Glass-Chronicles-C-S-Lambert/dp/0892725087/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218712511&sr=1-4shows pottery pieces and dolls and bottles and the more unusual finds one discovers on a beach and has a touch more of a personal tone than the highly informative and most referenced sea glass book below.
Pure Sea Glass is the most informative book I’ve seen about sea glass. I keep it out at my table for referencing how rare the colors are, because it includes history about where the sea glass comes from and because the photos are stunning. http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Sea-Glass-Discovering-Vanishing/dp/0975324608/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Sea Glass Secrets is a more personal journey. I love the idea and the title. http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Glass-Secrets-Valerie-Raudonis/dp/0974736112/ref=pd_sim_b_4
This book, http://www.amazon.com/Story-Sea-Glass-Anne-Dodd/dp/0892724161/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218712925&sr=1-6, The Story of Sea Glass, is written for children but it’s one of my favorites. It includes the element of history that sea glass holds and the way the love of sea glass can be shared with people of any age.
Beach Wisdom is an adorable book for beach lovers, a small gift book when you just want to look at the pictures. http://www.amazon.com/Beach-Wisdom-Life-Lessons-Ocean/dp/0740733109/ref=pd_rhf_f_i_cs_2
Catch of the Day: Gratitude – each of the books above was a gift to me from someone who knew I loved sea glass My mother, my aunt, a friend, my cousin and how seen and loved it made me feel to get books on a new passion. A woman in my writing group gave me a journal to collect my sea glass thoughts and it includes a rarity chart in the back. Many of the words that are on this blog started as half thoughts while on the beach, journal in pocket, ready to hunt and write. Grateful!