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 many embroidery fonts, designs and thread colors for your own special look! You basically build your bag from scratch, from picking your mesh & strap colors , to your text, embroidery pattern, and thread colors.
All of our Bags are Hand-Crafted by Chris Ann & Dennis in the USA . If any seams or zippers should fail we will repair or replace for just the cost of shipping
Text us your picture of your SSC Bag in action and we'll post it in our Gallery
Pick From Our 7 Types of Custom Bags
We send this Special Gift Card from you to your friends or family & let them design their own bag.
One of our Aussie friends showing how her New SSC " Big Haul" Beachcombing Bag works!
Bag Price includes: Up to 3 words and 1ea pattern
The XL is 8"L x 5.5" W and is CUSTOMIZABLE: with choice of one of our many LOGOs along with a Line of Text of your Choosing, also your Choice of White or Black YKK Zippers.
Comes with a 3/8" Tiffany Blue Wristlet Strap with 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 !
The Basic size of our 8x11 Crossbody Bag but with 2ea - 3" Closed Belt Loops - designed to go on most belts or fanny packs
GREAT FOR THE BIG SHELL COLLECTOR! & Makes for a Great Personal Beach Bag Too!
This bag is apx 15"L x 15"W.
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" 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 Nickle coated grommets.
also has inside Loop with Carabiner to secure your keys.
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
so we can discuss your bag design
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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.