Handcrafted Vertically Striped Fused Glass Dichroic Pendant

$26.00

This lovelly fused and dichroic glass pendant is shaped roughly like the state of Illinois…rectangular at the top, triangular at the bottom.  The base layer of this pendant is white glass, with clear glass in the middle, and the top layer is three vertical stripes of dark metallic dichroic glass.  The left stripe is a green/blue mix; the middle stripe is a blue/purple mix; the right stripe is a purple/bronze mix. The pendant is set with a Sterling Silver wire that fits tightly into a groove around the outer edge of the pendant and locks in at the top with a decorative handcrafted  bail.  The stone will not fall out of this setting.  (On my monitor, the color are true, except for the reddish cast to the right stripe, which is actually more bronze in tone.) 
The pendant measures 1 3/16″ wide and is 2 1/2″ long, including the bail.

THE PENDANT COMES WITH A FREE SATIN NECKLACE CORD, BUT IT ALSO LOOKS GREAT ON OUR GOLD AND SILVER NECKLACE CHAINS AND NECKWIRES.

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Description

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The handcrafted Fused Glass and Dichroic Glass pendants in this collection start out as three layers of hand cut glass pieces that are carefully assembled, stacked, loaded into a kiln, and slowly fired to a temperature of 1400 degrees.  This melts and “fuses” the glass layers together. Each pendant is a “one-of-a-kind” piece and cannot be duplicated.

This pendant contains Dichroic Glass, which is amazing to work with, and keeps me guessing, because I never know how the heat will change the glass or what the finished piece will look like until it comes out of the kiln.

Dichroic glass was developed over 100 years ago.  It has the unusual property of reflecting one color (when placed against a dark background), while transmitting another (when held up to the light).  Dichroic has a shimmering effect similar to the iridescence observed in an opal.  Quite simply, different colors can be viewed in dichroic glass by examining it at different angles.  The colors are brilliant, saturated wavelengths of light, making them exciting additions to jewelry.

 

Rather than relying on a “glue-on” bail, I chose to hand grind a groove into the outside edge of each shaped and fire polished piece of glass.  Then I inset a Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Filled wire tightly into the groove and finish it off with the decorative bail.  The glass piece is NOT coming out of that setting.

These pendants look great on one of our neckwires.  (See Accessories),

Each kiln-fired glass pendant comes with a satin necklace cord in your choice of size and color.  A necklace size chart is pictured below.  Our available sizes include:  16″, 18″, 20″, 24″ and 30″.

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