I’m a lucky girl to have beach access.
I’m a luckier girl to be one of the first out on the edge of Lake Ontario when the snow melts and ice thaws, because that’s the #1 best time to start a beach glass collection. On March 1, we’re getting closer to full meltdown.
Cody and I walked on the beach a few times every week when the weather’s tolerable, and here’s the secret (although I don’t expect that it’s really much of a secret): In the early spring, and after every storm, you can hit the lottery in beach glass. After a nice storm, I can stuff all four pockets of my jeans with multi-color, well-worn, small and large pieces of glass. And I usually don’t stop picking it up until I can’t physically bend over without spilling my loot. It’s a sickness; I doubt I’ll have this opportunity forever, but while I live where I do, I’ll pick up every piece I find. And I think of it as beach cleaning, in a way. Just doin’ my part.
I collected this much on one good walk last summer. In just 20 minutes.
Here’s last year’s stash. Note that I’m not so crafty, so they’ll stay in this glass container, which I really happen to enjoy the simplicity of. You won’t be seeing this hot glued to a picture frame or outlet cover anytime soon because I’m doing everything I can from keeping my house from transforming into a beach-themed one. It’s my daily challenge. (Oh, and that glass was <$7 with a 40% coupon at the craft store.)
I like how the light shines through it. Let’s see how long it takes to fill it up the rest of the way.
P.S. This is my 100th post. This is a milestone I’ve been excited to reach, and I’m even more excited to say that there’s more to come. First off, my facebook page will feature regular bonus content and photos. If you like this site, you’ll like that feed. Tell your friends. I’m also on twitter.
Over the next 100 posts, I’ll be doing some goal setting and planning, looking ahead to see what the future holds for Merrypad. Thanks for all of your support!