This beautiful glass bead necklace is hand made by Judy Newton.
The beads on this necklace are hand-shaped from coloured window glass. They are threaded on hand plaited black cord, together with beach stones sourced from Te Wai Pounamu, the South Island of Aotearoa. The necklace is height adjustable with the glass and bead toggles at the end sliding up and down, allowing the pendant to be worn high or low.
Judy Newton lives and works from her studio 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 works are made from off-cuts sourced from leadlight-glass studios; the ‘pressed’ glass often had a former life in the doors and windows of old villas.
The idea of giving materials a new life in another direction appeals – broken china or off-cut glass becoming a personal adornment.
Judy’s family were ‘rock hounds’ and she grew up spending hours looking for agate, petrified wood and pounamu in the rivers and beaches of Te Wai Pounamu, the South Island. Judy finds inspiration in the natural landscape of New Zealand and Pacific designs.
Size: Glass Bead and Beach Stone approx 13cm L, Cord from middle of beads to end of cord approx 40cm - closed
Made in New Zealand