At Beachcombing Club, we host a series of online talks and casual meetups where speakers and club members share their enthusiasm and expertise, show what they find, and what they do with their treasures. Club members can interact with superstar speakers in real-time on a platform called Discord, which is similar to Zoom.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 30, 2021: Favorite UV Finds
We met up in the Beachcombing Clubhouse to share favorite ultraviolet glowing beach finds. We took a look at some flashlights/torches and learned a little more about what makes glass and pottery glow!
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