beachcombing marketplace and festival

The Beachcombing Holiday Festival provided a place gather together and celebrate beachcombing on November 27, 2921. Links to individual videos from the live festival are below, or you can watch all the Festival videos in one place on YouTube. 

Videos and presentations were made possible by our Marketplace Exhibitors, members of Beachcombing Club, and by our Presenters who generously shared their time to take us on their beachcombing adventures, share their expertise, and show some of their collections.

Thanks to all the Exhibitors who supported this event: Bling Beach Glass, By the Sea Jewelry, Fairyland Glade, Sea & Sky Studio, SunSport Canvas, Thames Mudlarking, When's Low Tide, Acorn Beach Glass, Adornament, Aloha Sea Glass, Art of Sea Glass, Beagle Bay Knot Works, Dune Jewelry, HKM Jewelry, Katie Carrin Artisan Sea Glass Jewelry, Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry, My Way of Shelling, Ophuiuroidea, Peblsrock, Play Big Studios, Relish Studio, Salty Zen Designs, Sand Dipper, Sea Goddess Treasures , Seaglassin, Seahag101, Tossed & Found, Let Me Sea, Mint Jellies, Sea Glass by Sharon, Sea Glass Designs, and Seaglass & Serenity.


Strangest Finds from the Thames with Jason Sandy

Catch this presentation by mudlark Jason Sandy where he shares some of the strangest things found in the River Thames by London mudlarks. From prehistoric bones to a watch found in a shark, Jason shares a huge range of some of the most unexpected and bizarre finds from the river.


Virgin Sea Glass Studio Tour with Mary Louise "Wiesy" Lauffer

Mary Louise “Wiesy” Lauffer is a lifelong beachcomber who has built an enviable collection of sea glass from Delaware, Massachusetts, and the Virgin Islands. Come take a peek at her collection, take a tour of her studio, and get a look at the beautiful jewelry, art, and more that she has created from the pieces in her collection.


Beachcombing in Seaham and Drilling Sea Glass for Jewelry with Paula Newman from PeblsRock

Paula from @PeblsRock takes us on a virtual sea glass hunting trip to one of her favorite beaches. Once she gets home, relax as Paula sorts her treasures and then takes us through step-by-step to make jewelry with some of her sea glass finds.


Q&A with PeblsRock and Aloha Sea Glass Studio Tour

Join sea glass collectors and jewelers Paula Newman and Marylou Forrest for a Q&A and studio tour. Watch "Beachcombing in Seaham with Paula of PeblsRock" above then watch this video to join the reception with Paula and take a virtual tour of Marylou’s Aloha Sea Glass studio.


Beachcombing in the Shadow of Diamond Head with Richard MacPherson

Come along with Richard MacPherson on an easy, breezy beachcombing trip to one of his favorite beaches in Hawaii.


Hydraulic Press Demo with Su Kirk from Seahag101

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Su Kirk from Seahag101 creates the beautiful, sculptural silver settings in her Pacific Northwest studio for her sea glass jewelry.


Sea Glass Mosaic Workshop with Jackie Trimper, Sea Glass Mosaic Artist

Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind gift using sea glass, a thrift-shop frame, and craft materials in a short how-to demo from mosaic artist Jackie Trimper. List of supplies ›


The Eclectic Beachcombing Collection of Tina Terry from Teal Bamboo

Tina’s work has enabled her to travel and comb many beaches from Japan to California and beyond. Get a peek at the glass floats, sea glass, seashells, fossils, and more eclectic pieces in her collection.


Japanese Fishing Float Factory Tour with Christina Sawka of Reverse Gem

Join Christina Sawka from Reverse Gem on a tour through the Asahara Glass Factory in Japan. You will learn about the history of glass floats that came from this factory 100 years ago, along with a demo on how floats are created and rope nets are attached.


    Fun Holiday Beach Craft and Décor Ideas

    From a forest of beach-inspired trees to coastal accessories to a sleigh-load of ornaments, our readers have great ways to add some Holiday Beach Vibes to your home year round.

    Easy Seashell Tree Craft

    Create a fun and easy Seashell Tree, perfect for the holidays or year-round. It’s easy enough to do with kids, and it makes a great gift for a friend or teacher—or a coastal decoration for your own home.

    Ideas for Decorating with Beach Glass and Floats

    decorate with sea glass for christmas

    In this video, Christina from Reverse Gem shares great ideas for How to Decorate with Your Beach Finds year round.

    How to Decorate a Lantern with Sea Glass

    lantern with beach glass

    Add a holiday glow to your home with this fun hands-on Sea Glass Lantern Workshop with Mary McCarthy.