LakeGemsBeachGlass

Genuine Beach Glass Jewelry

Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    Thank you to all for your past support over the years. I have closed this shop on Etsy as well as on ecwid as I no longer make jewelry. However, you can find me on facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Gems-Beach-Glass where I still have some pieces available for sale.
Please be sure to visit my other Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/lakeeffectbeachglass where I am selling my sea/beach glass supplies. I will also be listing some of my remaining jewelry there.


PROUD TO BE GENUINE! Genuine Beach Glass Jewelry handcrafted from beach glass collected from the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. Only the best authentic, naturally surf tumbled Lake Erie beach glass is used in my creations. I never use faux (or fake) sea glass in my creations.

I offer jewelry created with .925 sterling and .999 fine sterling silver jewelry, I also include other components stated in the description of each piece. I also offer a line of less expensive costume jewelry using artistic wire and silver plated components I am sure that no matter what your desire you will find it within my shop.

On occasion I purchase genuine beach/seaglass from reputable collectors/sellers. If the creation is from another area outside of Lake Erie, it will be stated in the description.

I do offer free shipping within the US. However, I do require insurance on items that are over $50. Any fees you see associated with shipping are for the insurance portion.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 6, 2021

Thank you to all for your past support over the years. I have closed this shop on Etsy as well as on ecwid as I no longer make jewelry. However, you can find me on facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Gems-Beach-Glass where I still have some pieces available for sale.
Please be sure to visit my other Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/lakeeffectbeachglass where I am selling my sea/beach glass supplies. I will also be listing some of my remaining jewelry there.


PROUD TO BE GENUINE! Genuine Beach Glass Jewelry handcrafted from beach glass collected from the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. Only the best authentic, naturally surf tumbled Lake Erie beach glass is used in my creations. I never use faux (or fake) sea glass in my creations.

I offer jewelry created with .925 sterling and .999 fine sterling silver jewelry, I also include other components stated in the description of each piece. I also offer a line of less expensive costume jewelry using artistic wire and silver plated components I am sure that no matter what your desire you will find it within my shop.

On occasion I purchase genuine beach/seaglass from reputable collectors/sellers. If the creation is from another area outside of Lake Erie, it will be stated in the description.

I do offer free shipping within the US. However, I do require insurance on items that are over $50. Any fees you see associated with shipping are for the insurance portion.

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About LakeGemsBeachGlass

Sales 468
On Etsy since 2010

Doing What I Love

I really am failry new to the beach glass/sea glass world, having only discovered these beautiful gems in 2007. Growing up inland away from lakes and oceans I did not even know of the existence of these precious pieces.

It was not until 2007 when my son was married on a beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina that I first learned about seaglass when his brides mother said she was going looking for it. When I asked her what that was, she explained it to me, showed me the book Pure Sea Glass by Richard Lamotte and a few pieces that were on display in their rental beach house. Not thinking much of it and knowing it was only an ocean thing and I seldom went to the ocean I guess I wasn't all that impressed...boy was I wrong!

In October of 2007 while fishing along the shores of Lake Erie, I saw two ladies walking the beach collecting something. When I asked them, they showed me the tiny pieces of colored beach glass they were collecting and showed me the jewelry they were wearing made from these beautiful pieces. Little did I know beach glass could be found on Lake Erie! I began walking the beach and was happy when I found some of these gems myself. It was a couple of weeks later, again fishing along the shores of Lake Erie, that our golden retriever Ginger dug a nice hole in the gravel and going thru the loose dirt I found the most fabulous teardrop shaped aqua and from that point I was hooked! Now instead of fishing, I collect beach glass and even my husband, who lives to fish, puts his pole down and collects with me.

At his encouragement, I started making jewels for myself and as gifts for friends and family. Eventually he convinced me that I could sell my products. Thus began the world of Etsy for me. I joined Etsy in early 2010. Since then I have even gone the way of art and craft shows where I have done well.

I recently retired from a state government job and now can devote more time doing what I love and delight in sharing my passion. I now travel to the lakes and oceans in search of beauty to share with you. My husband joins me, not only at the beach but at craft shows and is now getting involved in learning how to solder sterling.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy browsing my shop and will stop by often.

Shop members

  • Marilyn Boyles

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Genuine Beach Glass Jewelry Designer

    I retired 5 years ago and can now spend more time doing what I love and love what I do, which is collecting genuine surf tumbled beach glass from which I design and create unique pieces of jewelry.

  • Ginger

    Beach Glass Buddy

    Ginger is my best beach buddy, besides my husband of course. She loves the beach where she has freedom to run and dig and enjoy life. She loves people and often joins us at art/craft shows. She is our "mascot" as well as our constant companion and I delight in making her a part of our beach glass experiences.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2017
Welcome to Lake Gems Beach Glass. I delight in finding special gems washed in to shore from deep in Lake Erie that I can turn in to beautiful and exciting designs to share. All beach glass seaglass used in my creations are genuine and personally gathered by me and my husband along the shores of Lake Erie. I use only authentic, genuine beach glass. Other than drilling some pieces, the glass is not altered in any way, it is as we found it on the beach.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your piece for any reason, we will gladly refund the purchase price upon return of the item. Customer is responsible for paying return shipping insured for the amount of the purchase price.

We will accept returns within 14 days.

Does not apply to custom orders. See my policies for Custom Orders below:
Payment
I accept payment by PayPal and also by Etsy Direct Checkout. Immediate payment is required for both forms of payment. E-check thru Paypal is acceptable, however item will not be shipped until payment has cleared.
6% sales tax is applicable to Pennsylvania residents.
Shipping
I usually ship next business day after receipt of payment via USPS First Class Mail.
(Mailing is a 2-5 days time frame per USPS) You may also upgrade to Insured or Priority Mail if you so choose. I strongly advise you to insure your package for more secure delivery. I cannot be held responsible if package is lost/damaged in the mail without insurance. .

International Buyers (could take 2-4 weeks) and must be aware of any fees associated with their own country. Any fees outside my own country's postage are the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping is by First Class international. You may upgrade to Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate box for a more secure way of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: I do accept requests for custom orders. I require full payment up front before I start the project, (this will include having to purchase materials to make the item if I do not have it in stock). Custom orders may take 2-3 weeks for completion.

Please contact me first so that I can confirm that I can do it, work out all the details and set up a special Custom listing. I make sure I stay in contact during the entire process and will even provide photos of the finished item before I ship.

Transactions for custom orders need to be completed within 72 hours of listing. If purchase/payment is not completed within that time frame, the listing will be deactivated. Custom orders are not made until purchase has been completed.

Discounts cannot be used on custom orders.

If item does not meet with your expectations, I will offer a 50% refund upon return of product (excludes shipping). Customer is responsible for paying return shipping via USPS and insured for purchase price of item. Items must be returned within 14 days.

RESERVES: For reserve items, I will hold the item for 72 hours. If transaction is not completed within that time frame, the reserve will be removed and the listing will be made available to all. If you need more time, please be sure to let me know so we can work it out.