Mermaid’s tears, beach glass, jewels of the sea, sea gems: these are all different names for sea glass. Sea glass is formed from bottles and other glass objects that have beenweathered by the ocean. It takes 20-50 years under the weight of the waves and the interaction between the sand, rocks, and salt for a piece to form. Perhaps it is this lengthy process, spanning decades, of broken shards rotating through the waters to then emerge beautiful and smooth, that has led to such romanticized names. This photographic series and installation is an exploration of the sea glass object.