Glass Orb Necklace

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Uniting inspired design and historic glass, artist Laura Bergman handcrafts each sterling silver plated caged orb and fills it with morsels of antique bottles and Mason jars dating between 1900 and 1970. To create each piece, Bergman first scours the rural woodlands of Pennsylvania Amish Country collecting stray shards that pose an environmental hazard to local wildlife. Then, she carefully cleans and cuts these collected nuggets, transforming the recycled glass pieces into ravishing gems that preserve the original ruby, green, navy and amber tints.

Each piece includes an item-specific story detailing the age and origin of the specific glass used. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver. Sterling silver chain and silver plated steel orb. Found materials and handmade construction make every piece one of a kind. Made in Fallowfield, Pennsylvania.
recycled glass, sterling silver chain, silver plate
Erin Fergusson, UncommonGoods Buyer
Chain: 18", Orb: .5" dia.

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

November 17, 2011 01:00:37 PM

Laura Bergman's handmade Glass Orb Necklaces are so unique that each comes with an item-specific story detailing the origin and age of the glass used. We love this uncommon touch! Would you wear this reclaimed glass piece?

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November 18, 2011 11:36:24 AM

Love the design, and the piece specific history makes it special.

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November 18, 2011 11:50:56 AM

matches the earrings

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November 18, 2011 12:06:53 PM

pretty and supports USA based jobs!

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November 18, 2011 01:24:22 PM

Pretty and I like how there are earrings to match.

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November 18, 2011 01:28:33 PM

Same comment as for earrings: love the story behind the item. Well-designed, attractive.

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November 18, 2011 04:53:36 PM

Not a necklace person but I like the fact that these are hand-crafted in the US.

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November 18, 2011 06:07:32 PM

Could be sold as a set with the earrings.

Outdoorsy Business Exec and Mom of 3
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November 19, 2011 12:10:39 AM

Like it better as the earrings

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November 19, 2011 07:47:41 AM

Made in the USA means a lot in these times.

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November 19, 2011 03:03:54 PM

Love the necklace!!

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November 19, 2011 07:13:52 PM

I really like that turquoise and black one. Pretty! And I, like others, love the detailing on the origin of that particular colored glass. Worth paying more for.

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November 20, 2011 11:10:42 AM

Doesn't have the same appeal as the earrings AND more expensive??

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November 21, 2011 03:22:46 AM

These are so unusual!

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November 21, 2011 01:16:25 PM

I like the earrings much better, tho I can't say why.

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November 22, 2011 12:17:49 AM

Worth it for the material and the unique design.

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November 22, 2011 01:10:02 PM

pretty and very original


November 25, 2011 05:12:51 PM

very nice

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November 25, 2011 07:01:10 PM

LOVE THIS NECKLACE!!! The Blue Is My fav..

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November 25, 2011 09:17:27 PM

A little pricey, compared to the earrings. If this item was priced less, it could be a great gift choice for even elementary school aged children to purchase.


November 28, 2011 01:01:14 AM

i love this design

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November 30, 2011 04:09:06 AM

I want one of these!! Please make it possible...

thanks for commenting