#TBT to where it all began….Glass Works Studio, Ltd.

The Glass Works Studio, Ltd. was incorporated in 1983. This is when my mom, Anne, started designing jewelry on our kitchen table in Rockville Centre, NY. She always loved beautiful things and was passionate about surrounding herself with magnificent art. So, it was no surprise to me when she combined a colorful and unique assortment of beads to make a necklace, but mostly to create a wonderful work of art…just like this one, using old beads and new, some and some that a person hand blew.

Believe it or not, Anne continues to design using the same inspirations as well as many of the same components she started with…so many years ago. Colorful and unique beads from Czechoslovakia, Japan and China, as well as handmade enamels and hand stamped findings. Her work, from the beginning, created to be enjoyed from year to year, and generation to generation, with her hope that each one of her designs would make a woman feel beautiful, and always be a conversation piece!

My mom is Anne Koplik, and that makes me the luckiest girl in the world!

Your Treat!

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  2. jeanette vigliotti says

    I have a lovely long necklace with brass moons and stars dangling from it, It’s perfect for Halloween. Can you tell me anything about it!

  3. MeLinda says

    I have a lovely necklace with brass or bronze toned chain that has a single flower pendent. It has a heart near the clasp that reads glass works studio. It is absolutely lovely!

  4. Brittany Wallman Norman says

    My sister LOVED the fairy jewelry made by Glass Works Studio. She died about 10 years ago. I have her jewelry. It’s still gorgeous, colorful, whimsical. What is the best way to clean it?

  5. Noreen Ahern says

    I treasure my beautiful Glassworks jewelry that I purchased over a few years in in the 80’s. I am so fortunate to own five necklaces and one bracelet.
    As a child I was fascinated with my grandmother’s scarab bracelet, so I’m guessing that is my attraction to your mom’s beautiful creations.

    • Kara Garecht says

      Thank you so much for your comment. I totally understand and can relate to your feelings about your grandmother’s scarab bracelet. I have always adored my mother’s jewelry. So many pieces hold a special place in my heart. It is wonderful to know that the jewelry you have from us feels so special to you too. Wishing you many more happy years of enjoying all your pieces! -Kara

  6. Gloria Van Tassel says

    My late husband purchased two of your Mother’s necklaces for me many years ago while we were spending a weekend in Vermont. If I remember correctly, it was a shop in Woodstock, VT. I loved both necklaces as soon as I saw them on the display rack. I love them so much but more so it was something my late husband purchased for me. Thank you for these loving memories.
    Gloria VT

    • Kara Garecht says

      Thank you so very much Gloria for your lovely message. We are so very sorry for your loss. To hear that our necklaces are so meaningful to you means the world to us. We are so glad that they brought you joy then and now comfort, as I am sure they are now a symbol and remembrance of the love you had for each other. Sending you love from Anne, Jill and Kara <3

  7. Lana Barber says

    I purchased a beautiful, long necklace and a pair of matching earrings at an estate sale in Tyler, Texas. The necklace has the Glass Works tag on it. It is a necklace full of hearts in the brass tones and glass. The glass hearts are mostly shades of blue and green. It is beautiful! I am so happy with my estate sale find! Tell your Mom thank you for making it!

    • Kara Garecht says

      Thank you for writing in! You can’t imagine the big smile on my moms face when she saw your comment. To hear that her original Glassworks pieces are still being worn and enjoyed makes all the hard work we all still do today so worthwhile. <3 Kara

  8. Lynn says

    No wonder I recently hung my Ann Koplick pieces with my glasses works studio and piddidily links collection! I’m from Long Island also. I purchased her jewelry from a little shop in Brightwaters! I just purchased an amazing vintage GWS necklace on ebay!!! I’d love to see her current work!

    • Kara Garecht says

      Thanks so much for your comment! It’s wonderful to hear from such a long time fan. If you have Glasswork Studio pieces then you’ve been enjoying our work for over 20 years! You can see all of our new designs here: http://www.annekoplik.com Please let us know if you have any questions! Again, hearing that you’ve enjoyed our jewelry for so many years warms our heart. <3 Kara

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