Rita is making beautiful, unique beach glass treasures using Lake Erie Beach Glass and Sterling silver; her designs range from simple to sophisticated. Rita and her husband Richard have been beachcombers since 2007. Falling in love with the soft worn look and feel of the little gems was easy and creating a beautiful piece of jewelry that is appreciated by others is what drives her. Here is her newest piece shown here made with Greek Island beach stones.
Beach glass starts out as normal glass. This could be from a broken bottle or any other kind of glass. As the broken glass pieces tumble around in the water through the years, any sharp edges become naturally ground down due to the constant rolling and tumbling action. The sand basically polishes and buffs the broken glass pieces into a beautiful piece of beach glass with a somewhat frosted appearance.