I spend most of my days beachcombing and searching for sea treasures to make beach-themed jewelry.

While searching for seashells on the beach in Ankaran, Slovenia, I was finding a lot of glass, ceramics, old coins, silverware, and other amazing 100+-year-old finds. With some research, I found out that I find so many amazing historic items because in the past (around 100 years ago), Italian ships would come here and dump trash in the sea. Over the years, with the waves and many storms, historic finds that are hidden under the mud in the sea wash up on the beach.

One of my proudest finds is a 200-year-old undamaged Maraschino bottle from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After finding it, I returned it back home to the Cosmacendi Palace, where the maker of the bottle once lived, and which is now the Museum of Ancient Glass! It was not only an incredible find, but also a bottle without any proof that it even existed.

I love using a piece of history in my jewelry and other creations that make it more special and one of a kind. If you are interested in my jewelry, you can find it on my Etsy.

If you want to see my previous posts, click here, here, and here.

More info: Instagram | Etsy

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Vika Nordin
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5 months ago

Awwww hi you tiny cuties

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Colorful Sea Glass Beads, Sea Pottery, Seashells, Glass Buttons

Colorful Sea Glass Beads, Sea Pottery, Seashells, Glass Buttons

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What's In Your Head?
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5 months ago

So pretty! :-D

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All Of The Bottles Were Found On The Beach

All Of The Bottles Were Found On The Beach

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La Petite Morte
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5 months ago

Wow, I'm jealous! The closest I ever got was finding a perfect half sphere of a Japanese fishing float on Jewel Beach on Kodiak Island, Alaska. I wasn't even on Fishing Float Beach!! The islands currents are situated such that certain things end up on certain beaches around the island. Jewel Beach is covered in sea glass, Fossil Beach has... well, fossils and dinosaur bones, especially aquatic fossils. Fishing Float Beach has lots of glass fishing floats, there's one beach with white sand (all the sand/ dirt on the island is black, courtesy of volcanic eruptions from Mt. St. Helens), there's a beach that has fossilized wood/ plants, etc. In 60 m on Jewel Beach I filled up a 3 gallon bucket with sea glass, and I was being picky!

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Tiny Glass Piece With A Crown Design

Tiny Glass Piece With A Crown Design

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La Petite Morte
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5 months ago

That would be a perfect pendant centerpiece.

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A Star That Fell From The Sky Into The Ocean

A Star That Fell From The Sky Into The Ocean

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Jayme Lowit
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5 months ago

wow thats crazy I really want to go to this beach

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Tiny Pottery Pieces

Tiny Pottery Pieces

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Molly Block
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5 months ago

What kind of beach is she living near, to find all of this stuff?!

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Spoon Found On The Beach

Spoon Found On The Beach

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jasper
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5 months ago

pretty!

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200-Year-Old Cosmacendi Maraschino Bottle

200-Year-Old Cosmacendi Maraschino Bottle

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Floortje Zeebregts
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5 months ago

Strange. That seal from #7 and #10 seems to be from the same bottle type. Are there so many of these in the water

Maristella
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5 months ago

With some research, I found out that I find so many amazing historic items because in the past (around 100 years ago), Italian ships would come here and dump trash in the sea. Over the years, with the waves and many storms, historic finds that are hidden under the mud in the sea wash up on the beach. There were a lot of maraschino liquor makers (in the Austro-Hungarian Empire) that were making these turquoise bottles, each maker had his own stamp with his own name on it, but they were similar.

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Pauline Bennett
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5 months ago

Extremely rare I think !

Denise Mclean
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5 months ago

Should be named Treasure Island, her stuff is awesome !

allie
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5 months ago

I bought one just like that at a store.

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Awesome Sea Pottery Find

Awesome Sea Pottery Find

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TamedSummit
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5 months ago

That is the coolest one!

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Annie
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5 months ago

She must sift the sand to find these beautiful little treasures

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Mouth watering colors and shapes.

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Different Treasures, All Found On The Same Day

Different Treasures, All Found On The Same Day

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AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
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5 months ago

wait you can buy one i wish i had some

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Tiny Sea Urchin

Tiny Sea Urchin

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Floortje Zeebregts
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5 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

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A Very Interesting Piece Of Sea Pottery

A Very Interesting Piece Of Sea Pottery

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banana
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5 months ago

Cool!

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Stamp From A Glass Bottle

Stamp From A Glass Bottle

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Oh my. My favorite color, in sea glass or almost anything. With this design, it's too special.

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German Company Oberselters Mineral Water Bottle From 1860s

German Company Oberselters Mineral Water Bottle From 1860s

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Emily Barnes
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5 months ago

That's cool

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Tiny Treasures

Tiny Treasures

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Sarah 901
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5 months ago (edited)

This persons got good eyesight dang

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Button From An Austro-Hungarian Marine Uniform

Button From An Austro-Hungarian Marine Uniform

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Emily Barnes
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5 months ago

Awesome!

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Phoebe Bean
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5 months ago

Without my glasses, they look like gummy bears! LOL Stunning colors!

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the_anime_man
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5 months ago

sooooooooooo ccool!

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Tiny, Tinier, Tiniest

Tiny, Tinier, Tiniest

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R L
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5 months ago

Beautiful. Nature is amazing to craft something so perfect.

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3 Pieces Of The Same Vintage Plate

3 Pieces Of The Same Vintage Plate

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Big Blue Cat
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5 months ago

Waiting to find the last piece(s)

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Many Sea Pottery Pieces All Found On The Beach

Many Sea Pottery Pieces All Found On The Beach

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Country Nana
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5 months ago

That's it! I must go there for a vacation or two. Or three! I'm a fanatical beach comber!

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Rare Bottle Stopper Sea Glass Find

Rare Bottle Stopper Sea Glass Find

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What's In Your Head?
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5 months ago

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I don't think that shape is all that rare. XD

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Found This Stunning Blue Piece

Found This Stunning Blue Piece

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Amazon QT
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5 months ago

♥️♥️♥️

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averageperson
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5 months ago

Ancient bingo.

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Denise Mclean
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5 months ago

Love this bottle !

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Black Glass Buttons With Different Designs

Black Glass Buttons With Different Designs

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Emily Barnes
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5 months ago

I love these

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Tea Party By The Sea

Tea Party By The Sea

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Pauline Bennett
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5 months ago

Still like the stones around it too.

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A Big Piece Of Very Rare Turquoise Sea Glass

A Big Piece Of Very Rare Turquoise Sea Glass

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Alessandro Morgan
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5 months ago

Excuse my ignorance but why is turquoise glass rare?

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