stunning recycled glass homewares

Adelaide, Australia | 43 Sales


stunning recycled glass homewares

Adelaide, Australia 43 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (18)
Jaime Nuske

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Jaime Nuske


High-quality, unique, sustainable leadlight homewares made from recycled scrap glass. I combine colours and textures for truly personalised items.

I love glass. It reflects, refracts, feels intriguing and looks amazing. As long as I've been alive, my father has made leadlight windows using stained glass. I grew up playing with his sample box, getting messy with the waterproofing putty, and picking invisible glass splinters out of my bare feet. Dad still has a business that he now runs full-time along with picture framing, and he has a LOT of offcuts that are too small or oddly-shaped to be used... and that's where I come in.

My terrariums and glass objects use materials that would otherwise be thrown out, repurposing them into something beautiful. Each piece of glass is meticulously chosen, hand-cut, soldered, and polished. Every object has its own unique feel and personality, so I hope you can find one that suits you!

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  • Jaime Nuske

    Owner, Creator And Designer

    Creating beautiful, unique items from scrap glass is my thing. I have an Honours degree in Visual Arts and live in Adelaide with my husband and two young kids.

  • Tim Ziersch

    Creator And Designer

    Leadlight artist of 35+ years and owner of Leadlight Delight and Adelaide Picture Frames. Also happens to be Jaime’s dad 😉

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The solder lines have been polished to a bright copper finish and will gradually tarnish over time. This can create a lovely vintage look, but can easily be polished back to it's original finish. We recommend a gentle car polish such as Mother's California Gold Carnauba Car Wax - simply apply with a soft cloth and polish off.

To clean and polish the glass, just use a damp cloth to wipe over and buff with a soft cotton cloth.

Each terrarium is tested for a basic level of waterproofing, but we can't guarantee that they won't leak. As such, if using it with plants, we recommend protecting the surface on which the terrarium sits (just in case).

Packaging materials

The very fragile nature of glass items means we have to use a LOT of packaging to keep them safe whilst on transit to you. Because we believe in minimising waste and living sustainably, we may use recycled packaging - please consider reusing the packaging yourself and encouraging the person who receives it from you to do the same!

Postage Insurance

Postage insurance for damaged items is not included. We put a lot of time and care into ensuring each item is packed as safely as possible, but in the unlikely event that your item arrives damaged, please contact us ASAP.

Custom and personalised orders

We love creating custom items, so if you have anything in mind please don’t hesitate to contact us. We do require full payment prior to beginning construction on your item and don’t accept returns.