Made locally with beach glass sourced from Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, each progress keeper has its own unique charm. Lisa makes each piece by hand, carefully retaining the glass' character as she works.
Beach glass, otherwise known as sea glass, is not as common as it used to be. Many products that used to be made out of glass are now made with plastic, making beach glass somewhat harder to find.
Certain colours of beach glass are more abundant - white, green and brown, while others are quite rare. Not many items are made with red glass, making it one of the most rare colours to find. Teal and cobalt blue are also less common colours along with pink, purple, yellow and orange. It is always a treat to come across these pieces on the beach.
Bonfire glass is created when a piece of glass is melted in a fire. The bits of ash become imbedded as the glass cools, giving it a unique character. Add to that its time in the water, being smoothed by the waves against the shore, and it is truly a one of a kind piece.