Traffic Light Stacking Necklace

In their former lives, Diane DiRaimo's earrings made traffic stop and go. Now they just stop it.
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Diane DiRaimo

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Diane DiRaimo created by

Diane DiRaimo

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Stop Right There

Diane DiRaimo's unique necklace is sure to stop traffic. After all, it did that all day and night in its former life. Their red, yellow, and blue-green "gems" are made from real New York City glass traffic light lenses, which were replaced in the 1960s. She breaks them into small pieces, tumbles them in a rock polisher, and turns the resulting jewel-like glass pebbles into brightly colored, slightly translucent pendants. After she adds an 18" chain and a pretty chain extension made of the same colored glass, the result is a necklace that"s fresh and original, yet mysteriously familiar in that "Where have I seen that before?" way. A complement to lots of different looks, it's a great conversation starterónot, despite its former job, a stopper. Handmade in New York City.


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Diane DiRaimo

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Diane DiRaimo


New York

Self-taught jewelry artist Diane DiRaimo loves turning intriguing found objects and materials into creative and original jewelry. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, she’s been making jewelry and selling it at various crafts fairs in New York City, where she lives, for 15 years. After a long and fruitful time working with sea glass, she started wondering if there was a material she could use that, like sea glass, is recycled, but with more varied and bright colors. One day, sitting in her car at a red light, inspiration struck. “I wondered if the [traffic light] lenses were made from glass,” she says. “I found out the glass lenses were replaced by plastic in the 1960s. I acquired some old glass lenses, and ran with it.” (Note: she is not talking about running the red light.)

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Sterling Silver, Recycled Traffic Light Glass
18" Chain
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