So, speaking of breaks ....
While taking a short walk on the beach with my husband (he did the "bend-and-pick-up" for me), we found a lovely piece of frosted treasure with some lines in it. My husband said it would make a great piece of jewelry, but I hesitated. You see, the lines in some of the glass that I find look like cracks and I'm not sure they would be as fascinating to someone buying a jewelry item as they are to me. Most of these cracks are surface but I can't tell how deep they are and I'm not sure how stable they would be. Here is an enhanced photo of the piece to show the detail.
|Aqua shard with many lines of "crizzling"|
This crizzling in glass is the effect of weathering. Wet glass that is exposed to freezing can sometimes form surface cracks. These surface cracks are straight lines that over time (wetting and freezing) can actually fracture the glass into triangular shapes.
|Beach glass group with weathering cracks|
These are small, kind of sharp-shaped triangles that have had their edges smoothed.
|Small, squat triangles of cobalt beach glass|
|Long thin triangles, with smoothed edges.|
But these triangles have been worn smooth and rounded! Probably some early medicine bottles that have been breaking and tumbling for 50 years.
|Triangles that have been smoothed over time|
So lovely to have this nice support group of beautiful followers who take the time to send a kind word! :) Thanks all for your concern, I am doing much better and will be out beach-combing this weekend!