Artful Alphabet – Bev Gipson O’Reilly - Kingsville, Ohio
Bev once worked in advertising and moved on to abstract art. The Artful Alphabet was done over a few years and influenced by design and illustration. Architectural and spontaneous pencil lines with positive/negative shading define the letters. "What is it?" is defined.
A Day at the Beach – Jane McHenry - Islamorada, Florida
Jane Claire McHenry is a Massachusetts native who spent many childhood summer days at her grandparents’ summer home near Cape Cod where her love of sea glass began. In 2008 Jane left her publishing career of 25 years to follow her artist’s dream and A Day at the Beach Fine Sea Glass Jewelry was born.
Anne Fatica – Anne Fatica - North Springfield, Pennsylvania
Anne was introduced to stained glass years ago from taking a course. She was instantly excited with the media. She loves the process- from creating the designs, glass selection, cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering. Once all the pieces are in place, getting to see how everything comes together is magical.
All About Sea Glass – Paula Fedele - Centerville, Massachusetts
Paula inspects and sorts each piece by size, perfection and color. All of her designs are created by hand and each piece of sea glass is authentic. She does not use any manufactured sea glass in her designs. All of her jewelry is made with high quality sterling silver. Paula's home décor line is made with natural high quality materials. Just like her customers no two are alike.
Allen Stoneware - Vickie Allen - Erie, Pennsylvania
With more than 38 years of experience, Vickie Allen-Shea holds an Art Education Degree from American University in Washington D.C. and a Masters Degree in Education. She sold her custom and functional pottery in her retail gallery in the Colony Plaza not far from Presque Isle state park.
Altered Nature - Marge and Dean Henning - Painesville Twp, Ohio
Marge & Dean started Altered Nature as a way to recycle discarded materials from Dean's construction company. Their love of nature and the ocean drives their design creativity. They do not cut down trees or destroy wildlife to procure materials, rather they scavenge beaches, forage woods and pick up scrap for their designs. The name "Altered Nature" reflects their commitment to recover, recycle & redefine discarded materials, as well as objects that are naturally fallen.
Ballard Woods - John Ballard - North East, Pennsylvania
John Ballard has created with wood in many different formats for over forty years. His original designs range from commercial displays and commissioned furniture pieces to fish carvings and dimensional art. His work has been displayed at numerous galleries and shows in northwest Pennsylvania and western New York.
Beaches – Troy & Laurie Dalrymple - Ashtabula, Ohio
Beaches began at the North Market in Columbus, Ohio in 2004. They currently have a storefront in the Historic Bridge Street District in Ashtabula, Ohio. Their work is all custom design, precision milled, Sterling Silver jewelry adorned with Beach Glass. Anklets, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Rings. Drilling Beach Glass DVD.
Beach Bum Glass - Rebecca Ruger - Buffalo, NY
Rebecca started turning her love of beach glass into art five years ago to help her 12 year old daughter fill a vendor table at a school craft show. She uses only Lake Erie beach glass in her artwork and currently owns Beach Bum Glass Cottage gift shop in Hamburg NY.|
Beach Bum Jewels – Linda Mickevicius and Jamie Kessler -Michigan City, Indiana
Three generations of “beach bums” create unique beach glass and sterling silver jewelry as well as home décor and note cards, using only authentic beach glass tumbled by Mother Nature.
Beach Glass Gone Wild – Kelly Chess - North Versailles, Pennsylvania
Kelly designs handcrafted jewelry using beach glass collected from the scenic shores of Lake Erie. Kelly attended the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Metalsmithing program. She creates designs that remind her customers of a memorable vacation or some magical moment they spent on a beach. Kelly is a commercial member of NASGA.
Beach Glass Jewelry by Tina - Tina Bihlajama - Ashtabula, Ohio
Tina is currently a student at Kent State Ashtabula, she's looking forward to graduating this May with a bachelor’s in communications. She found her passion for beach glass as a child and plans to continue making jewelry even after graduation! Tina's always trying to create unique and original pieces!
Beach Glass Store – Patti and Mike Gallivan - Buffalo, New York
Patti and Mike translate their visions of sea glass by finding several pieces (whose shape, size, color & texture are fixed components); to work with each other, as well as other media, to create an image in their framed art, sun catchers and garden stakes.
Beach Treasures - Pam McCormick - Geneseo, New York
Pam uses only beach glass and natural objects such as shells, stone and fresh water pearls in her work. She draws inspiration from art and nature, seldom starting with a firm idea of what her final design will be – making each piece of jewelry a distinctive work of art.
Black Dog Design - Cindy Mullen - East Tawas, Michigan
Seaglass designs which are artfully made into wearable jewelry pieces.The seaglass is from Greece, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Great Lakes, and England.
Brian D. Payne Studio – Brian Payne - Girard, Pennsylvania
Brian D. Payne is a full time watercolor artist with nearly 30 years experience painting the world around him. Although his subject matter varies greatly, this graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh notes his style is impressionism with hints of realism utilizing a bold palette of color.
Bob Adamov – Bob Adamov - Wooster, Ohio
Bob is an award-winning author of a series of novels set in the Lake Erie Island resort village of Put-in-Bay. The series follow the adventures of a Washington Post investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, and are written in the style of author Clive Cussler. He has a movie screenplay on his novel Tan Lines and is in discussions with a Hollywood producer and director. Bob was the featured author at the Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West.
Coqui Corner Jewels - Mary Pearson - Long Beach Twp, New Jersey
Coqui Corner Jewels is your destination for pure and simple sea glass designs. The sea glass is authentic, not altered, and personally handpicked by Frank and Mary. This glass is the finest in colors, quality and shapes. It is the best that Mother Nature has to offer.
Cristallo Dolce – Diane Ventrello and Scott Streckler - Erie, Pennsylvania
Diane and Scott have been collecting since 2002 and designing since 2004, mingling glass from Lake Erie with sterling silver and leather. Beyond jewelry, they create shadowboxes, frames, suncatchers, and keychains. Allowing the natural beauty of the glass to be central to the jewelry, their works are simple and clean.
DMG Creations – Dottie Gilbo - Fairview, Pennsylvania
Dottie creates jewelry by hand from silver precious metal clay then adds beach glass or sea glass to complement each design. She only uses genuine, well-worn glass that comes from Lake Erie, England, California, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Combining the glass and PMC fulfills her passion to make beautiful jewelry.
Essence Pottery - Ginny and Vern Stilson - Erie, Pennsylvania
Ten years ago Vern and Ginny began selling air plants in their handmade wall pots. Since then they have made gardens both sitting and hanging on driftwood and cholla wood. The last three years they have added the glass orbs in several sizes and shapes with glass, shells and plants.
Evolve Designs - Kenia Ciraulo - Dunkirk, New York
Kenia creates unique pieces combining beading, hand forging and bezel setting techniques using copper, brass, sterling silver, leather and gem stones for her designs. Her work is the result of 11 years of experience working at her craft.
Fish Princess Designs - Felicia Gull -Waterford,Michigan
Felicia loves to collect beach glass, shells and other items wherever she travels. Her hand crafted sea glass jewelry is inspired by the beauty and bounty of nature. Much of her beach glass is found along the shores of the Great Lakes, and from around the world. She designs and creates jewelry, sun catchers and fun themed wine glass charms.
Gibbens Creative and Elite Aerial Images - Paul Gibbens and Doug Duer Erie, Pennsylvania
Doug Duer built his first radio controlled Hex Kopter to create a unique aircraft, able to get photographs that are difficult to get with any other type of flying device. He simply uses his love of flying, knowledge of computers, love of photography and electronic gadgets to build a unique, highly evolved, aerial platform that just takes great pictures.
Paul Gibbens has been producing television commercials, and corporate videos in Erie Pennsylvania for over 30 years with WSEE TV.
Paul can help you do the following:
o Get aerial photographs of your property
o Animate your company logo
o Scan your 35mm slides
o Retouch Portraits using Photoshop
o Create a unique video for an upcoming home or trade show
o Shoot your Engagement photos
o Shoot your High School Senior Portraits
o Photograph your special wedding day.
Glas Traume – Julie Shilling - Mentor, Ohio
Julie Schilling of Glas Träume has been collecting beach glass from Lake Erie over the past decade and has fallen in love with turning lost beach glass treasures into custom jewelry.
Gull Cottage Crafts – Merrideth Lassotovitch & Elizabeth Wickman - Swansea, Massachusettes
Using the Tiffany copper foil technique, Merrideth and Elizabeth combine sea glass and pottery shards with the beauty of traditional stained glass. They design around the colors, textures, and shapes of the glass, letting the sea glass itself speak to them. They often find inspiration for an entire panel from one tiny piece.
Jetsam Art - Carol Griffiths - Erie, Pennsylvania
Carol is a self-taught artist who constructs assemblage art with found objects. Most of her materials, including driftwood, metal, glass and plastic objects, come from the shores of Lake Erie. Through her assemblage art she asserts that people, as well as objects, can be renewed and repurposed.
Just Beachy Keen/Sea Glass Journal – Gary De Blois - Bristol, Rhode Island
Gary is from Bristol, RI and have collected sea glass for decades. In addition to their creations they maintain a popular website for collectors at www.seaglassjournal.com. They sell jewelry, T-shirts and other creations along with a display of rare sea glass, shipwrecked bottles, and other beachcombed oddities.
Karen English Photography - Karen English - Dublin, Ohio
Karen English is from Dublin, OH. She retired from teaching and now has time to pursue her love of travel and photography. Her love of nature is evident in her wildlife and landscape pictures. She has many aerial shots of Erie from an open cockpit bi-plane. Her website is
Kerry Sessler - Kerry Sessler - Erie, Pennsylvania
Kerry's from the Pacific Northwest. She uses a mixture of reclaimed materials, discarded items, and various glass to create artwork. Kerry's designs are inspired by a love of nature and a desire to re-purpose the mundane and discarded. Her works have a style reminiscent of impressionist paintings, expressing movement in her free flowing forms.
Lake Gems Beach Glass – Marilyn Boyles - Meadville, Pennsylvania
Marilyn's love of collecting beach glass is evident in the simplicity and elegant designs of her hand-crafted jewelry which she makes from genuine beach glass that she and her husband have collected from the shores of Lake Erie.
Leslie Samuels Works – Leslie Samuels - Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
All of Leslie’s work is made from recycled/upcycled materials. She uses marble, granite, travertine, slate, and semi precious stone to create mosaic flower pots. They will look splendid forever (even if your thumb is not particularly green). She also makes jewelry using sea glass, recycled glass, and other odd and forgotten natural materials.
Lisa Hall Jewelry – Lisa Hall - North East Harbor, Maine
Lisa Hall has been making fine jewelry from natural sea glass for nearly 25 years. After studying classic jewelry techniques in Florence, Italy, she moved to a coastal island in Maine. The rugged landscape and rocky beaches are constant inspirations for her work.
Lovely Glassworks – Lynne Lovely - Wakefield, Rhode Island
Lynne creates unique home decor in the Tiffany style using nautical colors of stained glass and pure sea glass, hand picked from R.I.'s rocky shore. Her collection includes stars,night lights, candle shelters and window panels.
Mary Hamilton - Mary Hamilton - Erie, Pennsylvannia
Mary has been an active artist for 33 years. She works in most of the mediums, oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Her latest adventure is designing and making beach glass jewelry from re purposed silver plate and sterling flatware.
Out of the Blue - Lisl Armstrong - Englewood, Florida
Lisl Armstrong found her first piece of sea glass nearly 30 years ago in Rincon, Puerto Rico and has been making sea glass jewelry ever since. With the modern day sea goddess as her muse she makes jewelry for free spirits and old souls.
Pink Cottage Industry - Janice Fatica - Erie, Pennsylvania
Experience the Art of Soap! Our soaps are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest skin loving ingredients. Nourishing oils, organic butters, silk, clays, botanicals, oatmeal, natural pigments, pure essential oils and fine fragrance oils are blended with fresh goats milk to create a bar both beautiful and luxurious.
Polished By Time – Linda Hooper - Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
The 2009 Sea Glass Festival in Erie, Pa. inspired Linda to begin working with sea glass. She was impressed by the usage of sea glass, the artists, and their talent. Although she is new to the world of sea glass collectors and artists, she is enjoying every minute of this learning experience.
Relish – Jennifer Reed & Terri Reed - Erie, Pennsylvania
Degreed metal smiths, these two sisters have created a stunning line of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind sea glass jewelry. They fabricate in precious metals, gemstones and genuine sea glass. Jennifer and Terri are respected for their high standards of quality craftsmanship in both classic and funky original jewelry designs.
Santa Cruz Sea Glass - Krista Hammond - Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Sea Glass is home to the rare and exotic sea glass from Davinport, Calif. They are silversmiths who use real, unaltered sea glass to create high-quality jewelry, and are partners of the National Marine Sanctuary. They've recently published a book, Santa Cruz Sea Glass, The Story Behind the Treasure.
Sea Bits Jewelry by Mary Lou - Mary Lou Culbertson - Princess Anne, Maryland
Mary Lou's sea glass jewelry is made using only sterling silver wire and findings. She started making jewelry for her friends during they winters they spent on their sail boat in the Bahamas. Now she has a full-time business making beautiful sea glass jewelry.
Sea Found Studio - Luke Hartman - Sedgwick, Maine
Luke Hartmann is the owner/artist of Sea Found Studio. Located on the coast of Down East Maine. Specializing in authentic sea glass jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is individually designed with Fine Silver, 18K Gold and Genuine found Sea glass collected by Luke himself. All jewelry is one of a kind, and meticulously handcrafted in his home studio.
Seaside Beach Glass – Michelle Szatkowski & Gladys Marion - Nova Scotia
Gladys and Michelle sell sea glass to artisans and collectors. They pick most of it from the shores of Nova Scotia, and the rest is from all over the world and guaranteed authentic. They also combine their love of sea glass with their passion for photography to create images that illustrate its beauty.
Sea Glass Designs – Bruce and Gail Barton - Green Cove Springs, Florida
Bruce and Gail make handcrafted jewelry using authentic sea glass and sterling silver. They find all of their sea glass in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. Sea Glass Designs specializes in making custom pieces using customers’ sea glass and also making custom pieces for beach weddings.
Sea Glass Heart Art – Stephanie Swain - Madison, Ohio
Creator of sea glass mosaics, whimsical cards, pictures and ornaments, Stephanie's creations are made of unaltered natural sea glass. Each mosaic, card, picture and ornament is a one of a kind creation just as each piece of sea glass is one of a kind creation.
Sea Glass Treasures – Anne Marie Johnson - Holcombe, Wisconsin
Anne creates whimsical necklaces, pendants, ring, bracelets, and dangle and post earrings. Her findings are sterling silver, surgical steel and gold filled. She uses a Figure 8 pattern and has recently introduced seed beads in her designs.
www.seaglassin.com & www.seaglassin.etsy.com
Sea Shimmer – Sandra Cira - Marshfield, Massachusettes
A love and appreciation of nature, especially the sea, inspires Sandra's creative focus. Simplicity in design showcases the authentic Bahamian sea glass and hopefully enhances an appreciation of nature in the prospective buyer. All soldered sterling with open backs, Sandra's work is solely her responsibility from collection to sales.
Signature Line – Signe Lawson - Livonia, Michigan
Featuring hand crafted sterling silver and genuine surf tumbled sea glass jewelry. Original one of a kind designs, specializing in no back bezel to let the beauty of the sea glass shine through.
Souris by the Sea Glass - Romeo & Edyie Gallant, Anita & Willy St Denis - Prince Edward Island, Canada
Souris by the Sea Glass is a " Family Affair ". They are committee members of the Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Their genuine sea glass is used to create sea glass jewelry and sea glass angels. They have bulk and drilled sea glass available for sea glass lovers.
Spirit of the Sea – Dianne McLaughlin - Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Dianne offers award-winning, handcrafted sea glass and beach glass jewelry. Her glass is from the East Coast, the Chesapeake bay, Bermuda and the Caribbean. She also offers loose sea glass and a line of tutorials for those who make their own jewelry.
Suegray Jewelry - Sue Gray Fitzpatrick - Newport, Rhode Island
Suegray has been creating jewelry for over 25 years, gathering her own sea glass and wrapping it in sterling silver wire, as well as her original resin sea glass bottleneck ring pendants! She will also offer silver nautical wax seal charms, hand cast from her antique wax seal collection.
SunSport Canvas - Chris Ann & Dennis Buday - Freeport, Pennsylvania
Dennis & Chris Ann are avid boaters who live along the Allegheny River. Their love of all things water has recently inspired them to develop a line of nautical and beach themed canvas products, including bags and pillows, as well as personalized embroidering. Their future aspirations include a product line of boat pennants and bags using real sail cloth.
Surfside Sea Glass - Denise Troy - Barnegat, New Jersey
Surfside Sea Glass creates unique designs in genuine sea glass jewelry including pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. All pieces of sea glass used in the pieces are genuine, flawless, jewelry-grade and ocean-tumbled. They are collected from around the world, including Puerto Rico, California, Bermuda, Panama, England and Ireland.
The Art Czar -Bill Czarnicki - Union City, Pennsylvania
Czar is a Pennsylvania artist who has been painting for 20 years. The main focus of his paintings is wildlife, but he also paints shore scenes as well. Czar is famous for his fine, realistic detail, and also his Hide N Seek paintings where he hides hidden creatures in his paintings.
The Earthlings – Jayne Hawley - Seaside, California
3-D sculptures using California sea glass, pottery, and driftwood, uniquely accented with air plants. Also loose sea glass.
Turtle Treasures – Bonnie J. Mohrbacher - Rochester, Pennsylvania
Bonnie creates charming handmade "primitive art" turtles for the home and garden. They are all made with beachcombed treasures: beach glass, shells, and colorful pebbles collected mostly from the shores of Lake Erie, each with their very own personality and name.
Vineyard Trading Company - Mackenzie Mustin - Erie, Pennsylvania
Vineyard Trading Compan began in 2000 with 12-year-old Mackenzie Mustin and her mom Lexie. Mackenzie’s designs incorporate her love of fishing, the beach, wampum, gemstones, and beach glass. Lexie’s photography highlights nautical, whimsical, and nature. Mackenzie’s fish rubbings are hand painted and available on a variety of clothing and wall art.
West Coast Sea Glass – Mary Beth Beuke & Lindsey Furber - Sequim, Washington
The West Coast Sea Glass’ artists have traveled the world in search of glass for their beach-themed, jewelry designs. They have been involved in the world-wide sea glass community for over a decade and work hard to help educate the public. WCSG sells in over 50 stores around the world.
Window Art – Darlene Folk – Geneva, Ohio
Darlene's art is not a reflection of color, but the pure colors of light! She manipulates transparent acrylic paint on glass to create graphic images in her custom-made frames. Darlene's colors “glow” in sunlight when hung in windows like stained glass. She achieved an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design and has been a professional Ohio woman artist for 4 years.
Yerace Glass - Barbara Yerace - North East, Pennsylvania
Barb has studied glass at-Carnegie-Mellon~BFA, PAMFA-Ohio State University, OH Penland School of Crafts, NC Pilchuck School of Glass, WA The Studio of Corning Museum, NY Glassblower at The Henry Ford, MI Teaching Experience:The Henry Ford Museum, MI
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI Water Street Glassworks, MI Oxbow School of Art, MI Ann Arbor Art Center, MI Washtenaw Community College, MI
Yerace Glass Studio, PA
Bottle and Artifact Identification Area
Scott McKenzie -Mercyhurst University - Erie, Pennsylvania
Geologist, educator and curator, Scott McKenzie teaches geology and oceanography at Mercyhurst University. He is interested in identifying odd fossils, bones and curiosities that appear on local beaches. Scott publishes articles in scientific journals on geological topics and does talks on dinosaurs and meteorites around the country.
Mike Smith, Dave Sidelinger & Jim Finn
Join Dave, Jim & Mike as they help you identify your shards. Each bring their own expertise to bottle identification. Whether casual collectors or in depth antique bottle hounds, you’ll enjoy finding out the possible original source, and the approximate age of the shard you possess.
Presque Isle Partnership
The mission of the Presque Isle Partnership is to enhance the Presque Isle visitors' experience by developing, funding and implementing projects and programs on the Park, while protecting the natural environment.
Tom Ridge Center - Nature Gift Shop
The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) is an educational center at heart, dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit the peninsula. TREC also serves as a center for research, contributing to conservation efforts and promoting environmental awareness, helping to preserve the unparalleled beauty of Presque Isle, the site of Pennsylvania’s only seashore.
It is open year-round and offers free admission to interactive exhibits, glass-enclosed tower, and orientation movie. Learn about the history of Presque Isle and how you can contribute to keeping it pristine and beautiful.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Pennsylvania Sea Grant (PASG) takes a collaborative watershed approach to examine the impact of threats. Major Geographic Focus Areas include the Lake Erie, the Delaware River, and the Susquehanna River watersheds. PASG is dedicated to promoting the ecological and economic sustainability of Pennsylvania’s coastal resources through the development of science-based research, education, and extension programs.
Bloom Collaborative’s programs, classes and experiences are dedicated to promoting growth and positive change—for individuals, groups and neighborhoods within Erie and surrounding communities. Classes, programs and offerings include: art, alternative wellness therapies, yoga, sustainable agriculture/gardening, and enjoying the beautiful environment of our home, Erie.