depression glass drop earringsby Laura Bergman $40.00 SALE - $19.99
- the story
A Glass Act
Modern but thoroughly antique, these luminous glass droplets are handmade in Pennsylvania by artist Laura Bergman from the salvaged remains of vintage dinner plates. Both the opaque and clear glass design, which bears its original Cherry Blossom embossed pattern, was made in great quantities during the 1930s and '40s, and is now known as Depression glass.
Scouring the rural woodlands of Pennsylvania Amish Country to collect shards posing an environmental hazard to local wildlife, Bergman carefully cleans and sands artful morsels into luminous earrings that preserves the original character of the historic glass. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver. Sold separately. Due to the reclaimed and handmade nature of these earrings, each piece will vary.
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- Made from
- sterling silver, recycled glass
- Glass: .6" L x .5" W; Drop: 1.2" L
- Glass can be washed with soap and water; sterling silver can be cleaned with any sterling cleaner.
- the maker
An avid antique glass and bottle collector, artist Laura Bergman lives near a wooded area with multiple antique bottle dumps. "It always bothered me how, as a collector, we take away the pretty whole bottles, but leave the broken pieces behind," she says.
After seeing a baby fawn laying among these pieces one day, and having had one of her dogs return from a walk with his feet cut, she decided to pick up the pieces of this lovely antique glass and use them to create jewelry and gifts.
Each of her pieces is handmade from 100% reclaimed antique glass from these dumps. Being a bottle collector for many years, Laura has researched and collected the history behind each type of glass. Each piece truly is "A Little Piece of History for You to Wear". collection
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