These earrings have three handmade glass beads hung on round sterling silver hoops. The beads are approximately 1.8 cm in length, varying in size to create a dynamic look. The glass has a sea-softened appearance.
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: Earring, approx. 2 cm across; approx. 3.5 cm hanging
Made in New Zealand