In 2013, I developed a sea glass and shell collector's bag after walking the beaches watching folks use plastic bags or having sand filled wet pockets. I realized we needed something special for our hobby too,
So we searched for the best materials available that would hold up against the harsh outdoor UV rays of the sun along with the wet environment that the bags will be used in and yet have a fine enough mesh to hold the smallest of treasures. To make it even more durable we sew with a UV protected thread, also hot knife & double stitch the web handles to help stop any fraying or tearing while carrying your treasures.
Thus the beach glass/seashell collector bag was born.
We debuted these at the 2014 Lake Erie Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in Erie, PA and have been expanding our variety ever since.
All hand made from scratch right here in the USA.
Our Wristlets and Bags are made of:
All-Weather tear resistant, fine open weave mesh that will hold the smallest of treasures but still allows the sand and sea to drain through. It's a collapsible beach bucket and purse all in one. Just fresh water rinse after use.
This Fine Mesh also allows us to be able to embroider on the bag, which allows you to make your very own personalized bag.
We have several embroidery fonts to choose from, Pick your design and thread colors for your own special look! You basically build your bag from scratch. Pick your mesh & strap color , your text, embroidery pattern, & thread colors. Or you can choose from our pre-made bags from our On-Line Store The "QUICK SHIP SHOP"
All of our Bags are Hand-Crafted by Chris Ann & Dennis in the USA . If any seams or zippers should fail with-in a reasonable time, Just contact us & we will repair or replace for just the cost of shipping
Independent Product Review by "Hot Sea Glass"
on our Zippered Crossbody Bag
Cherly in the French Polynesia with her New blue mesh Big Haul Bag....... Thank you for sharing with us!! Enjoy
Displaying their New Zippered Crossbody Bag
Showing off her New Crossbody Bag
From the University of Florida showing us her New Tangerine Rope Tote Bag
One of our XL Wristlets made it to Fairport Harbor Ohio....... West Breakwater Lighthouse
Lisa on lake Erie showing in style her New Crossbody Collector Bag..... Thank you for sharing this with us and the Best of Luck with your Beach Finds
Text us your picture of your SSC Bag in action and we'll post it in our Gallery
We send this Special Gift Card from you to your friends or family & let them design their own bag.
1st Choose the Type of Bag from our Collection Below
The XL is 8"L x 5.5" W /with 3/8" Tiffany Blue Wristlets strap . with choice of either up to
** Comes with a Carabiner Clip to attach to your belt loop, purse, or suit
** ADD a Top Closure Stainless Snap for $5.00
All the same features as Crossbody Bag but with a Zippered Top Closure
**PLUS a choice of
White or Black YKK Zipper
to fully secure your Treasures !
3 styles of Chameleon Crossbody Bags:
GREAT FOR THE BIG SHELL COLLECTOR! & Makes for a Great Personal Beach Bag Too!
This bag is apx 15"L x 15"W. comes with the Following:
This Roped Tote is apx. 15"W x 13" in length,
we sew in a squared bottom so it's shaped more like a purse. The Handles are "Nautical 1/2" Twisted Nylon Anchor Rope" for over the shoulder use.
** Included inside is a Carbiner Clip for securing your keys.
This SPORTY TOTE BAG looks & works great while carrying items to and from the beach. With a quick water rinse could be used as a nice Nautical Shoulder Purse for the evening out!
The Mega Bag Measures Apx
19"H x 20"W with 6" Squared Bottom
This All Mesh Breathable Beach bag is made to hold your Towels, Sand toys, Flip Flops, Scuba Gear & much more.
Made to endure the SUN, SEA and SAND. Just a lite rinse when you're done
We use 1/2" Marine Twisted Nylon Braid Rope for Handles thru Nickel coated grommets.
As they appear
Wristlets -3/8" Strap: Only comes in Tiffany Blue
Crossbody & Big Haul Bags: 3/4 x51" Straps
* YOU CAN REQUEST LONGER for a upcharge
Available Colors: (left to right)
This is just a Sample of our Stock Patterns. Just let us know and we'll see what we have that will work for your bag!
SunSport Exclusive Pattern
For Colored filled version of the
"GREAT LAKES" Additional $5.00
and you get to choose what lake you want highlighted designating your area
( See example light blue Erie)
Only the Outline of the GREAT LAKES
(No Additional Charge)
so we can discuss your Final Bag Design
We Promise only to use your contact information to periodically, send you SSC-Bag updates, specials or promotions
Got a lot of requests to make these neat little all aluminum " Whistles " available for purchase. Can be used to notify friend of a Big Find, or when beaching combing alone to get someones attention for Safety!
Measures 1 1/2" x 1" and weighs 0.26 ounces which is extremely tiny and lightweight but tough and solid. The LED bulb is virtually unbreakable. The replaceable CR2016 lithium batteries (included) give you a total of about 12 to 14 hours of use. Made to clip onto the Carabiner that we provide with each bag.
Both the print and online magazine for collectors of sea glass, beach glass, beach stones, driftwood, beach fossils, and more.
The Sea Glass Center was founded in Maine in 2014 by sisters Danielle Perreault (founding President and Executive Director) and Aimee Thorman. The mission to preserve a permanent collection of international beachcombed finds continues today, as current President and Executive Director Mary McCarthy working with Board Members Danielle Perreault, Kim Hannon, Kirsti Scott and Richard Lamotte,
transferred the nonprofit to Maryland where it operates currently, seeking to expand the collection and educational mission to include coastal erosion and marine debris.
In addition to the permanent and rotating museum collections we offer an online ocean arts retail shop, When’s Low Tide that features artisans from around the world who create art using gifts from the sea. Shop proceeds benefit The Beachcombing Center.