SAUBLE BEACH
Lake Huron

      “The stones in these creations are from the shores of Lake Huron, specifically from Sauble Beach.  Sauble Beach is on the east side of Lake Huron and south of the Bruce Peninsula. It is the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.”

It is likely that many of you know Sauble Beach as a summer beach destination with great distances of sand for sunbathing, building sandcastles and generally having a carefree time.
The pebbles that I picked up on Sauble Beach began their life as part of much the much bigger rocks that form the Niagara Escarpment.  Sauble Beach is on the west side of the Niagara Escarpment that extends from Niagara Falls, to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.
When the glaciers advanced and hit the escarpment, instead of grinding them down they went up and over them.  Seems amazing to me that they went up and over as the glaciers can grind down granite and the escarpments rock layers are not nearly as strong as granite.  So the west side of the escarpment, the Huron slope, and the Huron fringe, including Sauble Beach have glacial deposits left behind by retreating glaciers.  So my best guess is that the pebbles that I have made my pieces from are predominantly dolomite and granite, maybe some basalt, dumped by glaciers that retreated 17,000 years ago.
All in all, I find it a very sobering thought that the pebbles that I pick up did not just appear overnight, but have a long, ancient really, past. I am picking up geological history without really giving it a thought.  I hope you enjoy wearing these pieces as much as I enjoy creating them.

BOLD STATEMENTS

STACKS

SOLITAIRES

16
SOLD
39
SOLD

PEBBLES AND PEARLS

8
SOLD
5
SOLD

PEBBLES AND GEMS

43
SOLD
37
SOLD

PEBBLES AND CHARMS

9
SOLD
12
SOLD
17
SOLD
12
SOLD
43
SOLD
22
SOLD
50
SOLD
1
SOLD
2
SOLD
14
SOLD
18
SOLD
17
SOLD
17
SOLD

EARRINGS

6
SOLD
33
SOLD
31
SOLD
13
SOLD
35
SOLD
17
SOLD
34
SOLD

10% of the sales of these pieces will be donated to the following charities:
The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce Inc. 
David Suzuki Foundation
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
Doctors Without Borders

I will update the amounts donated as I make sales and send these pieces out into the world.

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