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Glass Floats

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Visitors create colorful glass globes at the Jennifer L. Sears Art Studio.

Lucky beachcombers in Lincoln City, Ore., used to find glass floats that had slipped free of Japanese fishing nets. Today, they’re plastic, but at the Jennifer L. Sears Glass Art Studio you can craft an old-style float. With a long wand, you blow up hot, molten glass like bubble gum. Once cooled, your prize can journey across the sea or to your home. $65. (541) 996-2569,

Photography by Don Frank

This article was first published in July 2007. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.