Welcome to Mermaid's Purse Blog. This is for all Mermaids on land or sea who Love, Love, Sea Glass. These translucent baubles are yesterdays items transformed to true treasures of the sea. The allure of Sea Glass is in the history, science and appearance. Check back often to learn as I learn about Sea Glass. We'll journey together over shores and time, tides and currents, searching for the perfect pieces. Fair Winds and Calm Seas. Deborah Leon.....artist/collector

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lavender Sea Glass for Valentine's Day

Treat your Inner Mermaid to a VALENTINES DAY Gift.

Lavender/Amethyst Sea Glass is considered RARE in the scheme of colors. This Mermaid finds them to be Extremely Rare in our region of South Bay, California.

There are only 2 Bracelets and 1 Necklace in the Sea Glass Jewelry Gallery with Lavender/Amethyst Sea Glass. BEAUTIFUL, UNUSUAL, RARE!

How do we get colors of Lavender, Amethyst and Purple?

Glass is made of Silica (sand), Soda Ash and Limestone. Nickel or Manganese is added to get shades of Purple.

Some clear glass will turn purple when exposed to UV rays over decades of time. The longer the exposure to UV rays the deeper the color.

Glass that is colored in shades of Purple is usually thinner than most glass and may have come from Poison Bottles, Perfume Bottles or Depression Glass Ware.

Hmmm…I wonder what kind of poison could have been in a purple bottle. Perhaps it was a LOVE POTION!

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Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector

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