I thought I would take a month to write about my favourite recycled glass colours!
It all started with Green Depression Glass! I had never used recycled glass to make beads, it hadn’t even occurred to me, until it was time to come up with a brilliant idea for SALA 2009! It was around the time of the Global Financial Crisis. My daughter, Ciara, had just been born. There was a lot of talk about the next Great Depression! I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like for our family to live through that.
I have always loved Green Depression Glass, the colour is simply beautiful and very reminiscent of that era. It also has a great story. It was used in the Great Depression as a stimulus for the economy!
I put one idea with another….and my Anti-Depression Glass exhibition was created! I exhibited this work at Lustre Galleries for the month of SALA. I had (from memory) 9 different collections of work. My favourite collection was the jewellery made from a Green Depression Glass platter.
You will see in the photographs below, the different types of Green Depression Glass jewellery that I have made. Some of the photographs are of current work that is available, so if you would like to purchase any, simply click on the photograph. I am taking you to my Etsy shop at the moment because I have a special 30% discount in there. Simply use the code FLASH30 when you check out.