UncommonGoods
my cart shopping cart checkout

vintage glass nugget earrings

by Laura Bergman
Handmade
Recycled
This item is sold out and no longer available.

Click here to see more items in UncommonGoods' assortment.
  • the story

Glass From The Past

Luminous and tactile, these ravishing clusters of recycled glass are handmade by artist Laura Bergman from the crushed remains of antique beer, soda and dairy bottles (multi-colored) and Mason jars (blue) dating between 1900 and 1960. Scouring the rural woodlands of Pennsylvania Amish Country to collect stray bottles posing an environmental hazard to local wildlife, Bergman carefully cleans and fuses artful morsels into light-catching drops that preserve the original ruby, green, navy and amber-tinted glass. To create the crisp, blue pendants, Bergman uses 1940s-era Mason Jars exclusively. Each set fuses a beautiful moment in time from the early decades of the historic 20th century.

Dime-sized lightweight glass pendants hang on shapely sterling silver hooks. Includes an item-specific story detailing the age and origin of the glass used. Handmade of recycled glass and sterling silver in the USA. Each pair sold separately.

Due to the reclaimed and handmade nature of these earrings, each piece will vary.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20294
Made from
sterling silver, glass
Measurements
Nugget (approx): .75" L x .25" W; Drop: 2.25" 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".

You might also like…

  • reviews
  • q & a

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (11)
  • Good length (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Stunning (6)
  • Dazzles (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual dresser (9)
  • Everyday (7)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Formal occasions (4)
  • Business (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Modern (6), Classic style (3), Comfort-oriented (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13)

Reviewed by 15 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

gorgeous, unique w/history

By 

from Delaware, OH

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

love love love these. I love that they are sterling silver and glass; I love that they are made from recycled glass; I love that they are made from old mason jars and come with a mini-history. They are very expensive to me for a hunk of glass and a bit of silver wire, but they are so gorgeous and I had a gift card. LOL

  • 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

Loved & lost, but WOW what nice service!

By 

from Mason, OH

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Unique

Cons

  • Fall Off Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

    I had listed a review (below) stating that the first time I wore these, they both fell out and vanished. Customer Service is sending a replacement pair! You cannot beat that! I am hugely impressed!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    nice gift

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

          Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's sister for her birthday. She sent me a text when she got them in the mail and said she loved them. We both loved that they are made from antique/vintage glass items. Glad they are as nice in person as they looked online. :-)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Favorite earrings

          By 

          from Forest City, IA

          About Me Modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

            The color is amazing. The length is perfect and they are super light weight.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Love them

            By 

            from Palm Bay, Fl.

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

              She loves them

              Service and delivery comments:

              outstanding

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              loved and lost

              By 

              from Mason, OH

              Pros

                Cons

                • Fall Off Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

                  I received these for a Christmas gift and thought they were beautiful! I put them on, went out to run errands, and came back to discover they had both fallen out, unnoticed by me, and are now lost.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  I Love It :)

                  By 

                  from Cloud 9

                  About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Dazzles
                  • Good Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stunning
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All the time
                    • Casual
                    • Everyday
                    • Formal Occasions

                    Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

                    I got this for Christmas, and I love them sooo much. I got the blue ones, and they are the prettiest shade of aquamarine. It first, I wasn't sure if t was plastic or something, but I rang it against a piece of metal, and due to the chiming sound it made- those earrings are real!! I love these sooo much! Thank you Uncommon Goods! You made my Christmas perfect.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Interesting Earrings

                    By 

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dazzles
                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

                      A cool gift for any person.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Wife loved them

                      By 

                      from Pennsylvania

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual
                        • Night Out

                        Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

                        Unique, attractive

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        3.0

                        Different

                        By 

                        from LI, NY

                        About Me Modern

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Length

                        Cons

                        • Not as unique as expected

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual

                        Comments about VINTAGE GLASS NUGGET EARRINGS:

                        Looks like a lot of glass globules, not as striking or glittery as we expected

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Q and A

                        gift finder

                        Choose one or more options below to find your perfect gift.


                        gift finder submit