Port Townsend Beach Gems - About My Products - Port Townsend, WA
Port Townsend Beach Gems - beach glass mosaics handcrafted by Carol Kummerow
Candle Holders  *  Picture Frames  *  Vases  *  Coasters  *  Covered Jars 
Sun Catchers  *  Necklaces  *  Ornaments
EachPiece is Unique
Because each piece of beach glass is different, and because I recycle and repurpose glassware and other items found in local thrift shops to use as my bases, no two pieces are exactly alike.  You will find that some design motifs are used frequently - birds, ferns and dragonflies have been popular patterns. 
The Beach Glass is Authentic
Most of the glass is collected by me on beaches near my home in Port Townsend, Washington.  I let the surf, tides, sand and rocks do all the "processing" and I do not use artificially sanded or tumbled glass. 
I do occasionally tint the glass or back the pieces with colored plastic, as some colors are just not available.  I also use tiny black stones (from the sand) for outlining or accenting pieces.
North Beach, Port Townsend
Caution!  May be Sharp
While most of the beach glass is smooth and well-sanded, there are a few sharp pieces in the mix.  While quite sturdy, all pieces should be handled carefully. 
About the Glue
I use a flexible, clear cement that will withstand both hot and cold temperatures and is water-resistant.  You can burn candles in the glass containers, but I recommend using flameless battery-powered candles in any plastic container.  The items can be carefully hand-washed, but should not be cleaned in a dishwasher or with harsh solvents.
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