MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder has a piece on Dinosaurs and Robots about sea glass hunting, inspired by Kevin Kelly’s piece we blogged about last week.

We had a wonderful time searching for the sea glass. Sea glass is rare enough to make you excited when you find a piece, but not so rare as to cause discouragement. It’s a perfect sweet-spot for putting you in a flow state. The only thing I can compare it to is hunting for mushrooms.

[Pictured above: CRAFT Projects Editor Carla Sinclair and Lady Jane Frauenfelder on the hunt for sea glass.]

Sea Glass Report #1


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


    For sea glass, you definitely need to check out Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, CA.

  • Kevin

    Carla can come over and look for glass at my place anytime.

  • lemurt

    Ok, if u want the best spot in the world to find this kinda sea glass? here it is:

    There is a park, just 20 mins. north of Dalian, in norht eastern china, by the ocean. U can take the train from the city center there, its like 15-20 mins. nice ride. cheap. the beach there is mostly pebbles, and then LOOOOOOTS of this kinda glass, but mosstly green. in 5 mins you can collect handfulls of this.

    Lots of chinese beaches are like this, because they dont have natural sandy beaches, but they have shear rock, so they dump lots of pebbles, and then this sea glass follows in the pebbles….

    by the way, im not chinese, but my wife is. we were there on holiday last year. Cheers.

  • Paul

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