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*Sigh* I just love these little treasures of the sea. These are all Japanese floats that were handblown at least 40 years ago and were used to hold fishing nets. Over time, they got detached from the nets and made their way across the ocean to various beaches on the Pacific. When you think about how fragile glass is, it’s amazing that these little guys survived the waves and storms and all of nature’s elements to arrive safely on a sandy shore somewhere.
The bubbles in the glass add so much character.
Besides being beautiful, glass floats are wonderfully tactile. They’re heavier than you might think. Holding one in your hand, you can’t help but wonder about the journey that it took, from the factory where it was made to its days out on the ocean to being discovered on a beach.
Do you collect something rare or unusual?