Circle Murrini Glass Pendant | Silver Plated Chain
This gorgeous glass pendant necklace has a beautiful amber and white design with a polished finish. Handmade using the murrine rollup technique, this bezel-set, multi-generational glass pendant is not only striking, but would make a wonderful addition to any glass jewelry collection. Made from translucent and opalescent fused glass, this necklace has a lovely starburst design with a sterling silver bezel. The chain has a 3.3 mm ball-end with a lobster-claw clasp and a removable ball-end.
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this piece starts as alternating strips of colored sheet glass fused into a panel. This panel is then skillfully reheated to a molten state in a "hot shop" and rolled up onto a blow pipe, to be shaped and pulled into a rod called "cane", using a classic murrini technique. After cooling, cane is chopped into sections and bundled together forming a pattern bar. This is melted again in the hot shop and pulled into a multi-generation cane. The cane is sliced into varying thicknesses, called murrini, revealing the new multiplied pattern in cross-section. Then these murrini are arranged in a mold and melted into one piece in a kiln with temperatures approaching 1500 degrees. Finally, the piece is shaped to fit this bezel setting and polished by hand to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH: Glass: 1-½" diameter With bezel and bail: 2-½" x 1-¾" Antiqued Silver-Plated Brass Snake Chain: 24"