vintage glass nugget necklaceby Laura Bergman
- the story
Head Of The Glass
Fusing inspired design and historic glass, artist Laura Bergman hand-crafts each recycled glass pendant from the crushed remains of antique bottles and Mason jars dating between 1900 and 1960. To create each piece, Bergman first scours the rural woodlands of Pennsylvania Amish Country to collect stray shards posing an environmental hazard to local wildlife. She then carefully cleans and melts artful morsels into ravishing clusters that preserve the original ruby, green, navy and amber-tinted glass.
When crafting her piercingly blue pendants, Bergman uses 1940s-era Mason Jars exclusively, to promote its crisp luminescence. Each piece captures a beautiful moment in time from the early decades of the historic 20th century. Includes an item-specific story detailing the age and origin of the specific glass used. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver. Sold separately. Due to the reclaimed and handmade nature of these necklaces, each piece will vary.
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- Item ID
- Made from
- sterling silver, recycled glass
- Pendant: 1" L x .75" W, Chain: 18" L
- Glass can be washed with soap and water, sterling 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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