Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival
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Thank you!  The 2104 festival  was a great success, rain and all!
We can't wait for next festival March 28-29, 2015!

See the photos from the 2014 festival on DropBox, here

All photos are copyright Ophiuroidea and

the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Photography by

 Jewell Photography

                                
                                                  Love the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival! 
The 2015 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival 
will be held 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 & Sunday, March 29, 2015
10am - 4pm Saturday  
10am - 3pm Sunday
 
The festival will be hosted and held 
at Ophiuroidea and
in the Historic Mill on East Marengo St.
  
(click for Google map)


 Two day admission - $5.00, children under 12 Free.  
Wristbands will be available for purchase at Ophiuroidea two weeks before the festival.
You can purchase admission online a few weeks beforehand 
a link will be available March 1st on this website and our Facebook page
 (be sure to Like us)

Admission is good for both days and includes a wristband.  

Wristband wearers will receive discounts all weekend at participating 
businesses in St. Michaels, including shops, restaurants, 
admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and more!





 2015 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and
Coastal Arts Festival Artisans


 
Sea Glass Artisans

Annapolis Sea Glass- Ellie Mercier

Beach Baubles by Ocean Gypsy - Marianna Bellantoni*

Chesapeake Sea Creatures - Susan Mayberry*

Chicken Point Studios - Lori Yarbrough


Cottage Industry Glass -  Susan Ventura and Sarah Clements


Flaherty House Specialties – Joe and Bonnie Masslofsky *


Rainbow by the Sea Jewelry Designs- Gabriela Homorozan *


Sea Bits Jewelry by Mary Lou- Mary Lou Culbertson*


Seagals Gallery of Delaware - Sue Lemmons and Cheryl Easham* 



Sea Glass By Virgil - Virgil Hibbs*


Sea Glass Heart Art - Stephanie Swain*


Seafound Studio - Luke Hartmann*


Spirit of the Sea Glass - DianneMcLaughlin*


ST Beach Finds - Steve and Tammy

Surfside Sea Glass - Denise Troy*

 


   









Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (PWEC)

 
PWEC has embarked on a major new initiative–the Oyster House Project. With the acquisition of a much larger property beside the Tilghman bridge, PWEC can expand the educational programs for which it is already well known and also move in a bold new direction — economic development. By combining in this traditional location a working waterfront with an education campus, a new visitor destination will be created at the gateway to the island. 
PWEC Fishmobile
The Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program will be at the
astern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival on Saturday  
Visit them while at the festival to see what they're up to!


Lyon Distilling Company
Lyon Distilling Company, will host distillery tours and offer
tastings of their handcrafted libations.  Lyon Distillery Company is the only distillery in Maryland producing handcrafted spirits in house - transforming raw ingredients into splendid liquor, step by step, in small batches, using custom copper stills from Kentucky.  

Eastern Shore Brewing
Eastern Shore Brewing will be pouring their award winning craft beer. 
Be sure to save the date for the 
St Michaels Maryland Brew Festival
held on May 30, 2015 from 12-5ish in St Michaels
Local Music, Local Food and...
40+ varieties of CRAFT BEER!!!
Rain or shine event



St. Michaels Winery will also be participating, stop by to
try one of their Gollywobbler wines or famous Chocolate Zin




Visit our Saint Michaels Info page for links to some
St Michaels websites, where you can find out information on
B & B lodging, restaurants and shopping while visiting.

 

Check back often, more details to follow over coming months!
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and stay informed through our Facebook pages,
you can do all of this through our home page.

Extra Events during Festival

Friday, March 27, 2015  6pm-8pm
Wire Weaving Class
Space limited, purchase/reserve your spot here!
 
Purchase Wire Weaving Class here
Learn an ancient weaving technique with metal wire from award winning sea glass artist, Dianne McLaughlin, Spirit of the Sea Glass.   Transform even those free form shaped sea glass pieces and found objects into striking pendants. You can step it up a notch by adding beads. 

This is a beginners class with advanced results.  Learn how to wrap any shape for a unique accent using modified Viking weave (Dream Weaver)- see photo 

Wow your friends and family!  This technique is easy to learn and yields an impressive finished piece of jewelry!  

You will be using Genuine Sea Glass and 2 gauges of Silver Plated wire. 
All materials and tools will be supplied, however, if you have your own tools you like to use, feel free to bring them.

Free "How to Do" CD included with class participation, to continue your jewelry making at home.
In addition to the class, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and wine tastings from St. Michaels Winery will be served.

You will also receive your two-day entry into the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival on March 28-29th, 2105.

Finally, participants will also receive 10% off their shopping purchases at Ophiuroidea, your host, before and after the class.  

Space limited, Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  Bring a friend, it's more fun that way!

Purchase your class here.


Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time:  6pm-8pm
Where: Ophiuroidea 609 S. Talbot St. St. Michaels, MD 21663 
Contact:  410-745-8057   kim@ophiuroidea.com





                         
Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival  
                  
Signed by Pat Chapin,"Sea Glass Lady"   

         Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival Posters
 available online at Ophiuroidea's Square Marketplace




Ophiuroidea is a commercial member of the
North American Sea Glass Association.

Kim Hannon, Owner of Ophiuroidea,
Founder of Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
is also a 2014-1015
NASGA Board member

Are you and sea glass artisan or do you have a sea glass business online?  
NASGA also helps assist the work of protecting and restoring waterways and coastlines around the world, by mobilizing members, making donations and educating the public.

Consider joining NASGA here


About Real Sea Glass - The frosted trash treasures 

The color of sea glass is determined by its original source. Most sea glass comes from bottles, but it can also come from jars, plates, windows, windshields, ceramics or pottery.

The most common colors of sea glass are kelly green, brown, and colorless (clear). These colors come from bottles used by companies that sell beer, juices, and soft drinks. The clear or white glass comes from clear plates and glasses, windshields, windows, and assorted other sources.

Less common colors include jade and amber, from bottles for whiskey, medicine, spirits, and early bleach bottles), golden amber (mostly used for spirit bottles), lime green (from soda bottles during the 1960s), forest green, and ice- or soft blue (from soda bottles, medicine bottles, ink bottles, and fruit jars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, windows, and windshields). These colors are found about once for every 25 to 100 pieces of sea glass found.

Uncommon colors of sea glass include green, which comes primarily from early to mid-1900s Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and RC Cola bottles, as well as beer bottles. Soft green colors could come from bottles that were used for ink, fruit, and baking soda. These colors are found once in every 50 to 100 pieces.

Purple sea glass is very uncommon, as is citron, opaque white (from milk glass), cobalt and cornflower blue (from early Milk of Magnesia bottles, poison bottles, artwork, and Bromo-Seltzer and Vicks VapoRub containers), and aqua (from Ball Mason jars and 19th century glass bottles. These colors are found once for every 200 to 1,000 pieces found.

Extremely rare colors include gray, pink (often from Great Depression era plates), teal (often from Mateus wine bottles), black (older, very dark olive green glass), yellow (often from 1930s Vaseline containers), turquoise (from tableware and art glass), red (often from old beer bottles, car tail lights, dinnerware or from nautical lights, it is found once in about every 5,000 pieces), and orange (the least common type of sea glass, found once in about 10,000 pieces). These colors are found once for every 1,000 to 10,000 pieces collected. Some shards of black glass are quite old, originating from thick eighteenth-century gin, beer and wine bottles.

      Find your Low Tide!   Maryland DNR Tide Chart below- Happy Hunting!



Want to learn more about sea glassing and
be involved with the online sea glass community?
 Click on the logos below for the North American Sea Glass Association or
the Sea Glass Lovers websites!







Sea Glass Journal



Ophiuroidea 
410-745-8057
kimandshella@ophiuroidea.com
609 S. Talbot St. St Michaels, Maryland 21663
Located in the Historic Mill District in the
"The Old Sewing Factory"
Between the St Michaels Winery 
& Eastern Shore Brewery


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