Recycled Circle Murrini Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
This gorgeous glass pendant necklace is made from recycled murrini opalescent and translucent glass. Handmade, using the murrine rollup technique, this bezel-set, multi-generational glass pendant also has a polished finish. The necklace has a swirly blue and aqua design with a gold-plated bezel setting. The chain is a 2.6 mm snack with a 3.3 mm ball-end and 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. The broken offcuts of this murrini are combined and 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 setting and bail: 1-½" x 2" Gold-Plated Brass Snake Chain: 24"