I've always loved the water. Growing up and living in Michigan means that you're never more than about an hour from one of the Great Lakes. I can remember combing the beaches for all sorts of treasures-but it wasn't until I was an adult that I first found a piece of beach glass. I had collected a few jars full-and then used them to line a fish tank. But I never thought to use them in jewelry until recently. Now I've become almost obsessed with finding these jewels.
After a bit of research, I decided to set off to Ohio, on the the southern shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland to look for some glass. I found another collector who offered a collecting trip and off I went! A three hour trip from my home I set off at 3 am to go on my venture. I met up with out host Jen Morrow and three others and off we went!
We hit a couple of great beaches near Cleveland and this is some of what I found:
I was really excited about my collecting trip...after only about 5 minutes I found this rare treasure:
When I sorted through my pieces of glass I found these pieces of patterned glass:
wire wrapped pendant:
The trip was wonderful, the new friends I met were great. If you're ever in the Cleveland area I highly recommend looking up GenuineBeachGlass.com.
Jen and her husband Don are talented artisans whose work is certainly worth taking a look at.