Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog. HEART OF GLASS. Blenko Critters Under $20

Most children have seen and love turtle.
As a child one of my favorite stories was about a slow and reliable turtle.
We had at one time about 15 Blenko Glass turtle in my Dad's small garden in Edgewood - they were located throughout the garden with many near the small koi pond.
Blenko has been making the turtle for decades.
If you don't own the TURTLE - you'll want to consider purchasing.
Paper weight, garden ornament, pet, gift...versatile Turtle.
Under $20

Wiki has the following to say about  Turtles: 
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.  "Turtle" may refer to the order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling testudines (British English).
The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from 157 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.
Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles  have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water

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