Man creates map of P.E.I. out of sea glass
Gar Gillis estimates the map has about 2,000 pieces of sea glass that he's been collecting for years
A P.E.I. man has been creating amazing things with glass for over 15 years and his most recent project is no exception.
Gar Gillis of Point Prim has recently created a map of Prince Edward Island, made entirely of sea glass.
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Gillis estimates the map has about 2,000 pieces of blue, white and green sea glass, which he has been collecting for years.
"There's a fair amount of sea glass down here and my brother in law ... he gave me a lot of sea glass," Gillis said.
"We just saved it all up. I don't know how long it took."
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He said he got the idea about a year ago from someone on Facebook who had created a smaller version. Gillis said he decided to make his own version this winter.
The map will become a part of Gillis's collection of glass creations, including his village made out of glass bottles, which helps raise funds for the IWK.
Gillis said he's close to raising $30,000 for the hospital, and plans to expand his village even further this year.
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