Lake Michigan Beach Glass, LLC
Purveyors of genuine beach glass from the shores of Lake Michigan & beyond.
Any day at the beach is a good day! An even better day is finding a glistening "jewel" on the sand which we know as beach glass, or sea glass to others.
The adrenaline rushes, because if there is one, here begins the hunt for more. It's an addiction for those of us who enjoy beach walking and searching for the treasures it bears. We spend hours at it and the feeling is truly exhilarating.
Beach glass or sea glass forms from glass bottles, jars, windows, etc. that has been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth frosted shards of glass varying in color, shape and size.
The most common colors are green, brown and white. Less common colors are purple, citron, opaque white, cobalt, and cornflower blue. Extremely rare colors include pink, gray, black, yellow, turquoise, red, and orange.
Once we are lucky enough to find these special treasures, the analyizing begins. Is it frosty on one side, shiny on the other? Are the edges soft and well worn? If not, it's back to the water for more tumbling and maybe one day it will again become the perfect jewel of the sea for someone's collection.
Beach or sea glass is becoming less common and harder to find because fewer things are made out of glass. Bearing this in mind makes the hunt even greater for the collector in all of us.
All of our beach glass or sea glass is discovered, hand picked and sorted by us. We travel the Great Lakes, Mexico, and the Caribbean by boat and on foot to find these treasures. We've walked hours and hours and explored areas only accessible by boat so a lot of our collection is unique. As such, each piece should be considered "one of a kind".
Please contact us if you find something
from our beachcombing that is required for your collection, jewelry making, stained glass, or artisan craft.
Visit us often as we build our collection or even for an escape to "our beaches". Remember, any day at the beach is a good day!
We spend hours combing the beaches for shells, beach glass, pottery shards, smooth rocks, and driftwood. Our finds could be yours, so give us a call.
At the beach in Bucerias, Mexico, sea glass and Mexican tile abounds. Here, tide and time play a role in how good your day will be.
Lake Michigan yields many large finds, due to the erosion of our high sand bluffs. Many houses have tumbled into the Lake...their loss, our gain!
Everything we sell, we have personally harvested from beaches ourselves.
Vintage Coke bottle bottom! Lots of frosting!
Our beaches stretch forever!
So we thought there might be beach glass in Florida...so we boated out to Nest Key in Everglades National Park, in Florida Bay. No sea glass and no shells. Just very large flies! Where's the glass?
Tried snorkeling around the mangroves for sea glass or cool shells...no cigar! Where is all the sea glass? Still having fun in the beautiful Florida Keys.
Meanwhile, back in Door County, Wisconsin...looking, looking for beach glass...to no avail. Where has all the beach glass gone? Someone should write a song!
Back to Mexico for more sea glass. This is our mystery home base for collecting some of the best sea glass in the Pacific. Don't ask where it is...or ask...we are not talking !
The sun is setting on beach glass and sea glass hunting up north...its time to head south. The winds are picking up, seas are building, and there is a chill in the air. ESCAPE ! Head to the tropics!
Stay away from our mounds...