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My Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaMe

Greetings~
“Among the many thousands of things that I have never been able to understand, one in particular stands out. That is the question of who was the first person who stood by a pile of sand and said, "You know, I bet if we took some of this and mixed it with a little potash and heated it, we could make a material that would be solid and yet transparent. We could call it glass." Call me obtuse, but you could stand me on a beach till the end of time and never would it occur to me to try to make it into windows.”
-Bill Bryson
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The Great Lakes have a long history of weather extremes and ship wrecks ~ which is likely where some of our glass originates...
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  • Female
  • Born on October 29
  • Joined July 26, 2008

Favorite materials

fossils, slag glass, stoneme

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  • SeaMe
    Handmade Beach Stone and Sea Glass Jewelry

About

My Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaMe

Greetings~
“Among the many thousands of things that I have never been able to understand, one in particular stands out. That is the question of who was the first person who stood by a pile of sand and said, "You know, I bet if we took some of this and mixed it with a little potash and heated it, we could make a material that would be solid and yet transparent. We could call it glass." Call me obtuse, but you could stand me on a beach till the end of time and never would it occur to me to try to make it into windows.”
-Bill Bryson
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The Great Lakes have a long history of weather extremes and ship wrecks ~ which is likely where some of our glass originates...
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**ABOUT OUR LAKES**
"These lakes are, for all intents and purposes, vast inland seas. The can produce waves, currents, ice flows, and fog banks every bit as treacherous as any found in saltwater. They also have shoals, reefs, and sand bars as perilous as those found in oceans. What's more, the lakes are known around the world for their savage, arctic-born winter storms." ~ America's Lighthouses
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♥ We collect mindful of regulations and with respect for nature and residents of the Lakes.
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**About our SLAG GLASS** These are historical leftovers from a bygone age of northern Michigan shores. Beautiful pieces of beach glass in colors you aren’t likely to see anywhere else. They are a result of iron ore smelters from the mid 1800's...which used the lake to dispose of the glass. They’ve been tumbled and washed by sand and waves for 150 years....Pretty cool that you can really DATE these gems (knowing when the smelters existed)!
The colors are very intense blue, purple, green and black....as slag glass is made of swirled colors marbled together...you'll often see several colors within one stone. They may be dotted or streaked with grey, white or purple black sediment, which gives them a very organic, earthy look. A distinction between this and other similar stones on our shores are that they usually have glossy "holes" showing the glass.

***About our FOSSILS - we've given new life to many different fossil stones. They're absolutely amazing, and Lake Michigan is a haven for them. I seriously never get tired of finding and looking at them.

"The fossils found here are marine, which means, they were animals and plants that lived in salt water seas. Michigan was once the bottom of a shallow salt water tropical sea....The area of northern Lower Peninsula abounds with corals. Corals normally grow in shallow salt water tropical seas." -The Complete Guide to Michigan Fossils

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♥Check out StoneMe for loose stones supplies http://www.etsy.com/shop/StoneMe

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