You know the quote from Casablanca, “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”? Well, it seems a fitting statement for the start of the first North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) blog. We do hope it’s the beginning of a long and beautiful friendship with you, the sea glass enthusiast. The blog will follow the direction of the NASGA mission (see below), and be an extension of the NASGA website and NING, the NASGA social media site. The mission for this blog is to teach, engage and excite.
The NASGA blog will be a place to learn about sea glass history, sea glass collecting all around the world, and, of course, beautiful sea glass stories and photos. Periodically, there will be guest bloggers, whom are commercial members of NASGA, telling their unique stories of collecting.
This blog is here for you, so if you want to know more about something, let us know, you might just give us a wonderful new blog idea! Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NASGA Mission:
- Educate the collector, consumer and retailer as to the properties and benefits of genuine, pure, natural beach sea glass.
- Maintain the value of genuine beach sea glass, through education.
- Provide a forum and knowledge base for sea glass enthusiasts to communicate with other individuals who share their passion for genuine beach sea glass.
- Publish a biannual newsletter for our retail, and artisan members as well as the community of sea glass enthusiasts.
- Sponsor sea glass festivals that will benefit both sea glass collectors, retailers, and artisans.
- Establish a standard by which to grade and appraise sea glass.
- Assist the work of protecting and restoring waterways and coastlines around the world, by mobilizing members, making donations and educating the public.
- Commercial Members agree that they will leave sea glass in its natural state and not create imitation sea glass; meaning that their pieces are not altered by acid etching, sand blasting or tumbling.
written by Kim Hannon, NASGA Board