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vintage glass nugget necklace

by Laura Bergman
Handmade
Recycled
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  • 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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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20293
Made from
sterling silver, recycled glass
Measurements
Pendant: 1" L x .75" W, Chain: 18" L
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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VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE
 
3.8

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1.0

Not a Fan

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from MD

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great website
  • Speedy Service

Cons

  • Looks more like plastic

Best Uses

    Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

    I do not think the photos of this necklace properly reflect its true form. From the picture it looked very vintage and a bit glitzy, but once it arrived, it looked more like plastic, and more cheap looking than the picture indicated. I also did not like the hook and the way the charm was hung- it didn't look very secure.

    The bummer is I purchased the rush shipping to get this as a gift, now I have to return it, I lose out on the shipping money and I'm back to square one with the shopping.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt and customer service was very helpful via chat when I told them I wanted to return it.

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    4.0

    Wife loved it.

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    from Dayton, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

    Gave the blue necklace to my wife for christmas. I was a little disappointed when it arrived, it didn't appear as bright (or, I guess, as translucent) as it appeared online. My wife loves it though, and that is what matters!

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    3.0

    OK i guess

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    from USA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Color and glass stuff

    Cons

    • Hook to chain and chain

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

    I got this for a small "I'm thinking of you gift" for my wife. The service itself was good, and I liked working with this website. But... the product was very cheaply constructed. The glass part was cool, but the small metal hook coming from the glass to connect to the chain was super cheap and unattractive. My wife, ended up giving it to our 3 year old daughter to wear. Bottom line: not classy, good for kids.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Good. Website and delivery was good.

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    5.0

    Love it:)

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    from Appleton, WI

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    Pros

    • Great Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

        Got this from my family for my birthday, I love it. Goes with all my mason jars filled with shells and old marbles:)

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        5.0

        A Great Gift Idea

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        from Chadwick, IL

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        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

          I bought this to give as a gift and she loves it as much as I did when I bought it.

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          4.0

          Larger than expected

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          from Michigan

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR
          • Very happy with purchase

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

              Beautiful once it's on.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Very prompt delivery! Shipped the same day I ordered it!

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              5.0

              This necklace is beautiful!

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              from Blacksburg, VA

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              Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

              The length and color make this necklace the perfect choice to wear with something casual. It's also beautiful with my v-neck sun dresses. I've had numerous compliments and everyone wants to know where I purchased my necklace!

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              5.0

              Fun and different

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              from Rolling Meadows, IL

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              Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

              I absolutely love this necklace. The bright colors go with a variety of different tops and really brightens up neutral colors. I think it makes an outfit look just a bit more special.

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              4.0

              Beautiful and unique glass pendant

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              from Arlington, VA

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              Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

              I bought this for my mom for Mother's Day, as she is a glass collector. She loved it, and enjoyed showing it off!

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              2.0

              Not what I expected

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              from rochester,ny

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              Pros

              • good color

              Cons

              • Flat side on back
              • Very light in weight

              Best Uses

                Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET NECKLACE:

                Returned for credit

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