An art collection adds to the ambiance of a home and distracts family members from the fact that there are no walls. Cover up architectural absence with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Art and Jewelry
Glass mobiles start at $28, and much of the shop’s framed glass artwork and jewelry is priced at less than $50.
Beach Bum Glass Cottage
For years, Rebecca Ruger collected the smooth pieces of glass that washed up on Lake Erie’s beaches. It started out as a pastime, but one day, she had a creative impulse and used some of the pieces to make a piece of artwork as a gift for her boyfriend. After that, she continued to create glass-based artwork, selling the pieces at craft shows alongside her jewelry-maker daughter. The work began to grow in popularity, and today, Ruger owns her own art boutique—Beach Bum Glass Cottage.
According to metroWNY, Ruger and her boyfriend now spend more than 20 hours each week scouring the Hamburg beaches for the glass, driftwood, and fossils that she uses to make the artwork and jewelry in her shop. Ruger also supports other local artisans by stocking handmade products that range from dog treats to soy candles.