Judy Newton, the creator of these pretty recycled glass earrings, lives in Titirangi, West Auckland. The materials she uses in her jewellery include coloured window glass, stone, ceramic (broken china), and sterling silver. All pieces are individually shaped and engraved, using diamond equipment. Judy uses recycled materials as much as possible e.g. the glass is off-cuts sourced from leadlight-glass studios; the ‘pressed’ glass often had a former life in the doors and windows of old villas; As the idea of giving materials a new life in another direction appeals to her aesthetic.
The beads on these stunning necklaces are hand-shaped from coloured window glass; the beads are threaded on hand-plaited black cord, and fastened with a matching glass toggle. Each glass bead is handcrafted to a unique shape, and has a sea-softened appearance. Please note that the colour combinations of the glass beads vary with each necklace – so each one is slightly different.
The necklace measures an approximate length of 45 cm, and is designed to sit comfortably around the neck.