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depression glass earrings

by Laura Bergman $40.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

Broken Blossoms

Reclaimed from the broken remains of a vintage cake plate (pink) and saucers, plates, tumblers and cookie jars (yellow), this delicate and lovely glass was made in great quantities during the 1930s and 40s, and is now known as Depression glass.

A beautiful link to the past, the glass is salvaged from the Pennsylvania Amish Country in an effort to help the environment and protect wildlife by removing this hazard. Each piece still maintains the original embossed Cherry blossom pattern and is finished with sterling silver wire. Handmade in Pennsylvania by artist Laura Bergman.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17244
Made from
wire, recycled glass
Measurements
1" L x .25" W
Notes
Glass can be washed with soap and water, sterling can be cleaned with any sterling cleaner.
  • the maker
Laura Bergman

Laura Bergman

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".

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DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS
 
4.5

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (92)
  • Unique (87)
  • Good length (75)
  • Dazzles (46)
  • Stunning (44)

Cons

  • Too small (7)
  • Falls off easily (3)
  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (109)
  • Casual dresser (106)
  • Dates / night out (59)
  • Business (42)
  • Formal occasions (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (58), Comfort-oriented (55), Classic style (53), Stylish (53), Career (36)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (116), No (20)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (11), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (8), Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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5.0

Just what I was looking for

By 

from Okauchee Lake, WI

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dazzles
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual
    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

    My mother collects depression glass. This was the perfect gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great earrings!

    By 

    from Dallas

    About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Conversation starter
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Business
    • Casual
    • Everyday

    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

    I bought this as a birthday gift for my wife and got some serious brownie points as a result! The fact that there is so much history behind this makes it special.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Nice to have something different

    By 

    from Upstate NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual
      • Everyday

      Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

      Such a pretty pair of earrings. I love the fact that something new was created from something old. They were a gift, but I liked them enough that I wished they were for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The earrings were a hit

      By 

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dazzles
      • Good Length
      • Stunning
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual
        • Everyday
        • Night Out

        Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

        These earrings were a gift for someone who loves dangle earrings, depression glass and the color green. She likes them.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I placed two orders; on 2 separate days for folks at the same address. I was grateful when both gifts arrived on the same day. Thank you.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A piece of history becomes jewelry.

        By 

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dazzles
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Stunning
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Casual
          • Everyday
          • Formal Occasions
          • Night Out

          Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

          My Grandmother had the pink Depression Glass dishes for every day use. I've always loved the dishes and now I have earrings that bring a bit of history into the 21st century.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No, No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A gift for my best friend

          By 

          from Missouri

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

            These were a gift for a friend and she said she loves them, unique and comfortable. She loves green.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Delicate and pretty

            By 

            from Chester, NY

            About Me Career

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual
              • Everyday

              Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

              These are very pretty and delicate earrings. A bit shorter than I was anticipating, but that adds to their delicacy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Awesome use of broken depression Glass!

              By 

              from Baytown, Texas

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Dazzles
              • Good Quality
              • Stunning
              • Unique

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Casual
              • Everyday
              • Formal Occasions
              • Night Out

              Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

              . I love the idea of recycling the old and making beautiful things . She will love this!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              Poor color transfer. Hardly pink.

              By 

              from Ellicott City, MD

              About Me Career

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

                    I bought these to go with pink clothing. The color isn't pink. It is very light and it's a shame.

                    I returned the earrings.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Self
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great use of depression glass!

                    By 

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Modern

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Memorable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business
                      • Casual
                      • Everyday
                      • Night Out

                      Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS EARRINGS:

                      My grandmother was a big collector of depression glass and would travel the country looking for it. Every Christmas we knew that my mom would receive a new piece or set of depression wear. My mom now has a pretty good collection of pink plates of various sizes and wine glasses. She has one green piece- a parrot, and rare find. Since my grandmother is now gone I thought these would be a great b-day gift for my sister to remind her of g-ma. They were a hit! She is getting the necklace for Christmas, and so is my Mom who was quite jealous of the gift and how thoughtful it was. Both were impressed at what a good re-use of the broken glass this is.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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