Mason Jar Ridged Glass Bead Necklace and Earrings

Bonnie Scott


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Bonnie Scott

My current focus is creating flame-work glass beads using Recycled Antique Mason Jar Glass. The challenge is how to develop interesting beads and finished jewelry designs from a singular color. Adding other glass elements could create instability within the glass when it cools, so there are defined limits. Experimentation with glass density, shape, surface finish and texture, elicit a variety of responses. When the finished pieces are worn, they create a human connection to the energy of the jar history and the personal story of the recipient or gift-giver. There is no greater reward for my work than personal connection.

Material: Jewelry


Necklace and earrings with beads made from vintage mason jar glass.  Each bead has a ridged design with a large bead in the center.  Glass artist Bonnie Scott has developed a process for transforming antique mason jar glass into beads.  She melts the glass at 3000 degrees, then individually creates new shapes from the molten glass.

  • 18″ necklace
  • Earrings:  1/2″bead
  • Sold as a set:  necklace and earrings
  • Made in VA