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depression glass necklace

by Laura Bergman
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Another Era

Delicate and lovely, these glass necklaces are handmade in Pennsylvania by artist Laura Bergman from the broken remains of a vintage cake plate (pink) and saucers, plates, tumblers and cookie jars (yellow). The pastel glass, which still maintains its original Cherry Blossom embossed pattern, 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 is finished with sterling silver wire.

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

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17245
Made from
wire, sterling silver, recycled glass
Measurements
Chain 18" L; Pendant: 1.25" L x .75" W
Notes
Glass can be washed with soap and water, sterling can be cleaned with any sterling silver 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 NECKLACE
 
4.4

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (96)
  • Good length (73)
  • Unique (66)
  • Pretty (53)
  • Versatile (39)

Cons

  • Difficult to clasp (7)
  • Lacks luster (4)
  • Poor workmanship (4)
  • Too delicate (4)
  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (103)
  • Going out (64)
  • Office (57)
  • Dress up or down (39)
  • Formal occasions (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (64), Classic style (56), Comfort-oriented (55), Stylish (55), Career (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (110), No (17)

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5.0

Mom loved it!

By 

from Washington DC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

    My mom has the depression glass from her mother on display at her home. She also loves different and unique jewelry . This was a perfect gift for her-she loved it and will be able to wear the necklace with many outfits.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Classic

    By 

    from Arlington, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Length
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Office

    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

    A great gift for my Aunt, who collects depression glass.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, 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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful and unique!

    By 

    from Seaside, Oregon

    About Me Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

      My husband bought me the necklace and earrings last year for Christmas. I've collected pink and green cherry blossom depression glass for over 20 yrs. NEVER in my dreams would I ever imagine I could have jewelry made from it. I love it...didn't know it was also available in green...I might have to buy that too! It is a very special and unique use for some very beautiful glass! Thank you for making it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      the chain is CHEAP and was trash worthy!

      By 

      from Forney,Tx

      About Me Artistic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

      • Chain ruined necklace
      • cheap chain
      • Poor Workmanship
      • Tangles Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

        I ended up throwing away the chain...it was HORRIBLE....reminded me of something I would have gotten as a child! This was meant to be a mothers day gift and dissappointment doesn't even cover it! I mean HOW do you put such a cheap chain on a piece of depression glass....WOW

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great!!

        By 

        from Reston VA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

              This was a gift for my wife, and she loved it!! Complete success!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absoutley Beautiful!

              By 

              from East Moriches, NY

              About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, School Teacher, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excatly what I wanted
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Perfect
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All occasion
              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office
              • Perfect

              Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

              This necklace was perfect in everyway. Mostly it was a gift for my sister who collects depression glass, and only green. Never in a million years would I have thought anyone would think of using the broken pieces of depression glass. Honestly it was the hit of her 60th Birthday party!
              Thank you so much...it was the perfect gift for someone who has EVERYTHING>

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By 

              from Minneapolis

              About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Going Out
                • Office

                Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

                I gave this to my sister "just because". It was so much better in person then online. I was impressed with the thickness of the glass and the chain was great too! It really is unique and beautiful!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great gift!

                By 

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Modern, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Office

                  Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

                  Great gift for my mom who has some depression-era glass from her grandmother!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  worth the money

                  By 

                  from WI

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down

                    Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

                    This piece is simple,yet beautiful. I like the idea it came with an information card about the product. However it is a gift and it came in a "baggie" and a box. I would of prefer some insert to display it in the box. It is true to size,color and quality

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Pretty

                    By 

                    from Bellefonte, PA

                    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Meaningful
                    • Pretty
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about DEPRESSION GLASS NECKLACE:

                      I received this same necklace as a gift and it was so pretty that I purchased it to give as a retirement gift. Recycled "wrapping" was a nice touch.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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