Handmade in Michigan
Traditionally called the Leland Blue, this stone is technically an antique foundry glass, a by-product of the smelting process used during 1875-1900 in the days of smelting iron ore in Northwestern Michigan. During those smelting days, the unique fishing community of Leland was also home to one of the largest smelting foundries in the area.
The days of smelting iron ore ceased in 1900, but the unique glass still finds its way from time to time on the beaches around the town of Leland. It comes in varying shades of blue reaching from almost black to shades of teal and purple. Often calcite inclusions create their own fascinating patterns within the blue. Whether deep blue quiet and deep or light blued dancing with story, the Leland Blue stone is loved.