Our sea glass pieces are found and collected by the two of us on beaches in or near to East London in South Africa.
The sea glass pieces we find, collect, and sell are naturally tumbled and aged in the ocean or on the beach by the ocean, rain, wind, tumbling shells and beach pebbles etc
Interested in our sea glass for sale in South Africa? How to order:
Step 1a) Read everything in these 6 steps carefully, as well as the information beneath the heading “SEA GLASS FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA” further below.
There are five photos per lot. A main photo showing the entire lot, and then four more photos to show a closer view of some different parts of the same lot.
It’s a 30cm ruler in all photos, showing mm on one side of the ruler and inches on the other side. One inch is about 2.5cm or 25mm, and 1cm is 10mm.
Step 1b) Note down the lot number or lot numbers of the sea glass you want, being careful to make no errors. Photos appear below each big title/lot number and description, but each photo does also have a caption repeating the lot number, which should eliminate making mistakes.
Contact us, telling us which lot or lots of sea glass pieces you want.
There may be some email communications back and forth between us.
We will email an invoice to you. We charge extra for postage, and handling & packaging – at least R99 for postage, and at least R30 for handling & packaging. We post only on Fridays from Postnet in East London in South Africa to other South African Postnet branches. The 2 to 3 business days timeframe option.
Pay us the invoice amount via EFT and email us confirmation of payment.
When you receive your Postnet tracking number from us via email, it will mean we have posted your sea glass parcel off, so be excited about soon receiving your sea glass!
SEA GLASS FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA
There are five photos per lot. One main photo shows the whole sea glass lot, and four more photos show a closer view of some different parts of the same lot. Be sure you are happy with what you are ordering – we do not offer any refunds! It’s a 30cm ruler in all the photos, that shows mm on one edge of the ruler and inches on the other edge of the ruler. One inch is about 2.5cm or 25mm, and 10mm is 1cm.
Craft quality means the pieces have quite a few flaws or are not as nice and smooth and frosty and old as jewellery quality pieces, however, with some creativity (for example wire-wrapping over flawed areas), even craft quality pieces can sometimes make for nice pieces to use in sea glass jewellery making. Jewellery quality means the pieces have few or no flaws.
Sea glass lot 030719C – 86 pieces wide variety – R260
A lovely wide variety of all sorts of sea glass. Mostly craft quality pieces, but with one large lovely brown jewellery quality piece, with a brown piece that is a bit smaller and almost-jewellery-quality next to it, and several tiny brown and white jewellery quality sea glass pieces. There are also a few fairly large very old chunky black sea glass pieces (black is usually a dark olive green, visible at edges when you hold a black sea glass piece up to a bright light source.) Also in this lot are two honey amber pieces, several green shades, and some sea foam pieces. There are also 11 tiny blue pieces.
Beach pottery lot 030719B – 59 pieces – R240
Beach pottery is also known as sea pottery. A few sea glass and beach pottery fans also call these interesting beach finds beach ceramics. There are mostly craft quality beach pottery pieces in this particular lot, rather than jewellery quality pieces. There are also two milky green sea glass pieces in this lot.
Sea glass lot 030719A – 140 x craft quality, white – R150
That fairly big white sea glass piece bottom left of the ruler (just under the ruler) is 4 cm wide across the width of its middle, with the piece just to the right of it being two and a half cm wide. All or almost all of these white sea glass pieces are craft quality pieces. These pieces are perhaps ideal for making a sea glass mobile, or for writing on (just a tiny short word or two) with a gold or silver marker and using at a beach wedding in South Africa. Or these pieces could be added to your collection of white sea glass pieces until you have enough to make a white sea glass chandelier.
Sea glass lot 010719A – 35 pieces – greens, sea foam, some white – R150
Craft quality. There are a few lovely thick pieces in this sea glass lot. Generally, even with the greens, there is a pale or typical found sea glass look to this lot. The two sea glass pieces 4th and 5th from the left, above the ruler in the main photo, are just-just over 2cm wide each.
Sea glass lot 300519F – variety 118 pieces – R195
The sea glass pieces above the ruler are craft quality. Many of the small pieces below the ruler one might say are between craft and jewellery quality. Perhaps this lot is more suited to a brown, green and white craft project rather than for sea glass jewellery making, but what you do with your sea glass pieces is ultimately up to you!
Sea glass lot 300519B – 47 x craft quality – sea foam, green, some white – R155
Even thought these pieces are craft quality, there are some lovely thick pieces in this lot, as well as a particularly nice sea foam piece that is about 4 and a half cm across, as pictured top left of the ruler. Use these pieces in your next sea glass craft or decor project, or keep one of the larger pieces in your pocket as a worry bead. Just look at these pieces! Don’t you just want to reach out and grab one, feel it in your hand?
Sea glass lot 290519B – craft quality – 50 green and 50 white – R200
Green is usually the third most common sea glass colour – emerald green, or Kelly green, that is. Brown is usually the 2nd most common, and white is usually the most common. In this lot we clearly have two other sort of green pieces, closer to olive green than emerald or kelly green. Olive green is usually about the 6th most common sea glass colour. Several of the green and white sea glass pieces in this lot are quite nice and thick.
Sea glass lot 290519A – 100 x mostly craft quality, brown – R180
An all brown sea glass lot consisting of 100 craft quality pieces. You may find 3 or 4 jewellery quality pieces in this lot, or at least that could almost pass as jewellery quality sea glass. Be creative and wrap flawed parts with wire so that the entire piece looks as if it is a jewellery quality piece, or, so waht if some flaws show? Often, showing a few flaws makes for a jewellery piece with a lot of character. Copper wire and brown sea glass look good together. Of course making sea glass jewellery may not be your thing, so just use these brown sea glass pieces in your next sea glass decor or craft project.
Please also read the following page: very important information about ordering products from us. Postage and packaging prices are not included in the prices of our products you see on this site. Postage and packaging is quoted separately, and any discounts you may qualify for apply only to the price of products.
Each specific lot of sea glass may be represented by more than just one photo, depending on the quantity or variations of sea glass in the lot. Take careful note of the lot numbers of each photo/lot so that you can see that the photo you are looking at may just be another photo of the same lot of sea glass pieces.
We move the photo (or photos) of specific lots of sea glass once that specific lot has been sold. We move those photos to further down on the page. We add new photos when we have collected more sea glass, have sorted the sea glass pieces into lots, and have photographed them. We work on a first come first served basis.
Once a specific lot of sea glass has been sold, we try and move the photo (or photos) representing that specific lot of sea glass further down on the page as soon as possible, also adding “SOLD !” to the caption beneath the photo. However, there may be the odd time that we have not moved the images quickly enough, and we’d have to let you know that unfortunately that specific lot of sea glass has already been sold.
Sea glass can be used in craft projects or in jewellery making, or you may simply be a sea glass collector. Our white pieces of sea glass are the most easily found and are the least expensive. Our sea glass prices also differ depending on the quality of the sea glass, or depending on what size or shape the pieces are, or on if the pieces have patterns or are considered more interesting than average. Sea glass is fun!
You can learn about how we work out the pricing of our sea glass here:
How Much Does Sea Glass Cost? How We Work Out Our Sea Glass Prices
Important information about our sea glass for sale and about ordering any:
Disclaimer: Should you order sea glass from us we automatically assume that you have read and understood all the information on this page and on our product ordering information page.
Should you order specific lots after seeing the sea glass photos for specific lots on this site, you’ll get exactly what you see in the photos. The same goes for our driftwood pieces on our driftwoodforsale.co.za site. Most of our other products are custom made or handmade, so may not be exactly what you see in any photos on our sites, but for sea glass pieces and driftwood pieces you get exactly what you see in the photos for those specific lots. Please view the sea glass photos carefully as we offer no refunds. Be sure you are happy with what you are ordering, based on what you see in the photos.
Our sea glass is all naturally tumbled by the ocean, beach, and weather, and was found by ourselves, Terry and Tony, on beaches in or close to East London in South Africa.
Note that found sea glass pieces often have flaws compared to artificially made sea glass pieces, but true sea glass collectors and sea glass lovers want the real thing, not the artificial thing.
We do NOT drill holes in our sea glass, as like to keep the pieces as natural as possible. Should you wish to use the pieces you order for jewellery items, you’d have to have the pieces drilled yourself, or still not drill holes, but use sea glass wire-wrapping techniques, or learn how to use sea glass wire-wrapping techniques.
The ruler that you see in some of the sea glass photos is either a 30cm / 300mm ruler or a 60cm / 600mm ruler. Sometimes we may also include another familiar object to help you realise the exact size of the sea glass pieces.
We do fill custom orders if we have what you want in stock, and usually email you photos of those custom order sea glass pieces so you can see if you are happy to go ahead with the order. We are not swimming in a room full of sea glass pieces, though, and sometimes it is only the lots that we put photos of on the site that we might have in stock at the time, or at least that are already sorted. For custom orders remember to order well in advance of when you might need the sea glass pieces.
Our sea glass is a mixture of sizes and qualities. Most of our sea glass pieces are quite small or are of craft quality rather than jewellery quality, but we do sometimes have some lovely jewellery quality pieces (mostly quite small) or some pieces that are a bit larger than a mere 2cm across their shortest central side. Thicknesses vary from a mere 2mm to sometimes 6mm or more. We do also sometimes have a few interesting pieces, which will cost you more.
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