Sequim – When Mary Beth and Todd Beuke walk on the beach, they don’t gaze much at the sea or into each other’s eyes. It’s not that romantic,” said Mary Beth. No, it’s a competition, a hunt, a stooped-over scrutiny of the sand. These beach walks have built West Coast Sea Glass, Mary Beth’s booming business based in Sequim. She walks and kayaks to fertile gathering spots around the peninsula, and she pays other beachcombers from Alaska to Mexico for their finds....Read more about Peninsula Daily News - "Seeing Through Glass Eyes"
Glass so malleable before it hardens, stubbornly resists transformation left on its own. But behold the power of the sea to tumble and abrade this usually unyielding substance. The ocean’s awesome ability to create gems for the gathering isn’t what first drew Mary Beth Beuke as a child to scouring the shoreline for bits of colored sea glass, but today it’s what keeps her beachcombing for miles at dawn or at dusk with hawk-like vision....Read more about Living on the Peninsula - "Sea Glass Colors Her Life"
Sometimes beauty is found in unexpected places.
Mary Beth Beuke finds exquisiteness in the form of trash on Northwest ocean shores. She spends several hours a week walking beaches and searching.... She collects pieces of old, broken and discarded glass that’s been tossed upon the waves and sand and sculpted into beach glass. Then she sells the precious sea stones to customers all over the world. Just last week she made sales to vendors in Australia, Belgium and England....Read more about Sequim Gazette - "From Trash to Treasure"