Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Beach Glass – Lake Ontario & Lake Erie

I am super excited to announce my jewellery studio is finally set up.  I am ready to sit down & create.  I am also excited to share my new found love for beach glass, more so the elusive black beach glass.

My husband and I have been researching and treasure hunting for months seeking this elusive glass.  Black beach glass comes from old medicine, olive oil and liquor bottles dating back to as early as the 1700’s.  My friend joined me a couple of weeks ago.  She found the first piece of black beach glass for our collection.  My husband and I went out yesterday and found a couple more pieces.

I am fascinated with finding all beach glass, more specifically black.  It’s very challenging as it looks like a black rock, but has very unique characteristics making it stand out to the trained eye.  It is black in regular lighting, and olive, brown, or deep purple when backlit.

Visit often, I will be posting new pieces soon incorporating beach glass from Lake Ontario & Lake Erie.

Lake Ontario Black beach glass - very elusive - looks like a black rock in regular lighting

Lake Ontario Black beach glass – very elusive – looks like a black rock in regular lighting

Lake Ontario Black beach glass - backlit - Olive in colour

Lake Ontario Black beach glass – backlit – Olive in colour