Circle Murrini Glass Pendant | Black Wire Chain
This black and white glass pendant necklace is made from opalescent fused glass using the murrine technique. This bezel-set, pendant also has a necklace comprised of 48-50 strands of black nylon-coated stainless steel that measures 18 inches, and a sterling silver lobster claw clasp. This sculptural necklace makes a statement.
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this piece starts as sheet glass cut into strips and fused together into a patterned bar in a kiln This bar is picked up on a blowpipe in a glass blowing studio called a “hot shop.” The glass is reheated until its molten hot and is then stretched and pulled into a rod called "cane", using a classic murrine technique. The cane is sliced into tiles called murrine revealing the pattern in cross-section. Multiple murrini from this cane are cast in a mold and fired in a kiln with temperatures approaching 1500 degrees until fully fused into one piece. 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 setting and antiqued sterling silver bail: 1-¾" x 2-¼" 48-50 strand necklace: 18"