These stunning coastal jewels are from 6d Designs, my Mam & Dad's sea glass supply shop, and every single piece was found on the beaches in the North East coast of England. The variety and vibrancy of the colours is just astonishing, especially when you consider that these pieces are over 100 years old! Glass manufacture was a huge business along this coastline in the early 1900s and the less 'touristy' beaches were used as dumping grounds for waste. So at the end of every working day all the waste and unused glass, colour tests and flawed pieces were dropped over the cliffs onto the beach for the sea to claim. Over the last 100 years the tide has naturally tumbled these lumps of waste and turned them into these fabulous jewels! Isn't that just amazing!?
As well as the Vintage Rainbow Collection pictures first I am completely smitten with these teal tinged grey glass pieces. Such a beautiful colour that looks great next to those rich orange tones and the more familiar sea greens and aqua blues. Not to mention that intense pop of cobalt, one of the rarer colours to find. Both of these vintage inspired palettes are perfect for the upcoming autumn and already I can feel myself honing in on small sections of each of them, this one in particular!
Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the multis! If you love these solid coloured glass pieces I know you will be head over heels for the multis! Stunning wee pieces of glass with bands and layers of secret colour, every way you turn them they look completely different and every single one is entirely unique. Take a peek at this pretty pastel collection for a closer look.