Beachcombing Magazine and Beachcombing Club support the creation of a series of online talks and casual meetups where speakers and beachcombers share their enthusiasm and expertise, show what they find, and what they do with their treasures. Beachcombing Club members can interact with superstar speakers in real-time in interactive, livestreamed events.
Enjoy a look back at Beachcombing Club's first year in this short video:
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Chicago History Podcast Watch Party
Join beachcomber Christine Solorio and Chicago History Podcast host Tommy Henry as they discuss La Sirena, the secret mermaid along the shores of Lake Michigan, and Christine’s historical beachcombing finds.
Before you watch this video, watch "Chicago's Secret Mermaid & Urban Beachcombing with Christine Solorio" below. Then come back and join this watch party and Q&A.
Thank you to Tommy Henry for the fun info about La Sirena. Follow Tommy on Instagram and Facebook @chicagohistorypod. Thanks to Christine Solorio for sharing her Beachcombing adventures. Follow Christine on Instagram @chicitybeachgal.
And if you can identify the lid in "Chicago's Secret Mermaid & Urban Beachcombing with Christine Solorio" or the bottle in the Watch Party video, contact Tommy and Christine to let them know what they are!
May 19, 2022: Huron, Ohio: Club Meetup
Friday of North American Sea Glass Festival weekend: Join Club members for a meetup with Club member Christine Crawford from Beagle Bay Knot Works.
November 27, 2021: Beachcombing Holiday Festival
The Beachcombing Festival included a series of online video premieres on YouTube and live talks and interactive Q&A sessions on Zoom. Watch all the Festival videos in one place on YouTube or click on the videos below. Recordings from live presentations will be posted in the future. Learn more ›
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.
Live Q&A with Tina from TealBamboo and Christina from Reverse.Gem
Join beachcombers Tina Terry and Christina Sawka who have wonderful collections of beachcombing finds from Japan. They share some of their adventures in two videos and then join viewers and friends for a Q&A and reception. Watch Eclectic Collecting with @TealBamboo and Japanese Glass Floats with Christina Sawka from Reverse.Gem before you watch this video.
October 21, 2021: Beachcombing in Florida
If you have always wanted to go shelling in Florida, join Sharmon Simonetti from SWF Beach Life for a fun trip to Florida beaches to learn more about the shells and creatures there. Watch "Beachcombing in Florida with SWF Beach Life" for a fun escape to the beaches of Florida.
August 21, 2021: Nightlarking with Jason Sandy
Follow mudlark Jason Sandy and some mudlarking friends down to the foreshore of the River Thames after dark as they search for long-lost treasures. This video was part of the North American Sea Glass Festival 2021 Virtual Festival. Learn more ›
August 21, 2021: Live Q&A with Jason Sandy
After the premiere, Jason answered questions and spoke more about his adventures and collection on Zoom.
August 22, 2021: Sea Glass Lantern Workshop with Mary McCarthy
Get a sneak peek of the new museum at The Beachcombing Center followed by a fun hands-on craft. Gather your supplies and craft along with us. This event was part of the North American Sea Glass Festival 2021 Virtual Festival. Learn more ›
Lantern Project Supplies:
- Decorative Candle Lantern. Example ›
- Miscellaneous flat beach glass finds
- E6000 clear glue. Sample ›
- toothpicks or wooden skewers/chopsticks
- votive candle
June 19th, 2021: Sail away with Captain Ky the Sea Glass Guy
All aboard for an adventure with Ky Davis and his faithful sidekick LC as they sail their boat in search of beachcombing treasures. Watch Ky's fun, fast-paced video and see the live chat replay. Everyone was invite afterward for a reception with Ky on Zoom. Thank for the fun adventure!
May 15, 2021: Mudlarking in London
Jason Sandy @jasonmudlark took us on a virtual beachcombing trip along the shores of the Thames and shares some of his favorite treasures he has found in the river. Head over to YouTube where you can watch the video and see the live text chat with Jason. The premiere was followed by a live Q&A and VIP reception for Gold club members who asked Jason about his favorite finds, the mudlarking community in England, and more.
April 30, 2021: A Visit to Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Nicole and Craig from Scottish Mudlarking took us on a trip to the beaches of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, to search for colorful spongeware pottery. Watch the YouTube premiere where you can watch the video and live text chat with Nicole and Craig on YouTube. The premiere was followed by a live Q&A and VIP reception for Gold club members who asked Nicole and Craig about other special pieces in their collection.
March 27, 2021: Beach Art Workshop
In this art/craft workshop we created a watering can and beach finds wind chime. Mary McCarthy from When's Low Tide and Lori Julian at Chicken Point Studio guided us step-by-step to create a fun art piece made with beach-found materials.
March 13, 2021: Beach Marble Identifications
Stephen Bahr is a marble enthusiast with extensive knowledge about marbles from around the world, with a specialty in American machine-made marbles. He teamed up with Beachcombing Club member and urban beachcomber Christine Solorio to take us on a trip to the beach to find marbles and identify their origins. Subscribe to Stephen's YouTube channel to learn all about vintage machine-made marbles.
February 27, 2021: "Sharing the Aloha Spirit"
Sea Glass Jewelry Making with Marylou Forrest
Marylou Forrest of Aloha Sea Glass has an enviable collection of sea glass she has found on beaches from California to England that she makes into beautiful jewelry. In this video, she takes us through all the steps to bezel set a piece of beautiful sea glass and create a sterling silver ring. You’ll also get a peek at some of her favorite finds in Marylou's collection. Watch "Sharing the Aloha Spirit" on YouTube today to see the Q&A chat replay with Marylou.
January 23, 2021: "Wading for Treasures"
River beachcombing with Jane Eastman
Jane Eastman @myordinarytreasure, who beachcombs in the shallow streams of southern England, takes us on a video virtual beachcombing trip to some of her favorite treasure hunting spots and shares some of her best finds in her collection. Watch "Wading for Treasures" on YouTube today to see the Q&A chat replay with Jane.
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If the chance to learn more about beachcombing and hang out with new and old beachcombing friends excites you, please head on over to our Patreon page to learn more. Memberships start at $3 a month, with 10% going to charity and the rest directly to supporting this online community. We truly want to thank all of our readers for your incredible support and enthusiasm over these past few years. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to you joining us on more beachcombing adventures. Learn more about Beachcombing Club ›