Well, many of you will have found on the beach pieces of glass totally eroded by the sea.
This is the marine shards or as many call it sea glass.
We leave you one complete guide on Sea Glass in case you want to dedicate yourself to the pleasure of collecting.
There are thousands of collectors of these splinters, and as they comment on Fogonazos and in national geographic, it is increasingly difficult to find them.
I also recommend this wonderful article about glass beaches that have become true paradises.
I know it is not as romantic as going to pick it up at the beach, but what the sea takes between 20 and 30 years to polish, we are going to try to reproduce it in 4 hours.
The method is simple and effective. We just have to take bottles or crystals, break them into pieces and put them into a concrete mixer together with sand from the beach as abrasive and water.
And, just turn the concrete mixer and we'll wait. To separate the sand from the crystals, it is best to have a sieve prepared.
As you can see in the image the results are quite good.
Look at the sequence. This is the broken glass, before treatment.
After an hour in the concrete mixer we already began to see the effects of erosion
After 2 hours, it no longer has sharp edges and the erosion of the glass begins to become evident.
At 4 hours of the concrete mixer, we stopped.
Collectors are not going to like it for sure, because it loses all the magic, but perhaps decorators or people who use it to make jewelry, if they can get more use out of this tutorial ;-)