Oval Murrini Glass Pendant | Silver Chain
This gorgeous glass pendant necklace will give you the good kind of blues! Handmade using the rollup murrine technique, this glass pendant has a checkerboard design that would make a wonderful addition to any glass jewelry collection. Blending blues, white and a touch of orange, this necklace has a gorgeous design and polished finish. It's translucent and opalescent glass gives it that extra touch of uniqueness too! It would truly make the perfect gift for your best girl, or even yourself!
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this piece starts as alternating strips of colored sheet glass fused into a panel. The panel is reheated in a glass blowing studio called a “hot shop” and rolled onto a blow pipe. The molten hot glass is stretched and pulled into a rod called "cane", using a classic murrine technique. After cooling, cane is sliced into tiles of varying thicknesses called murrine, revealing the pattern in cross-section. Multiple murrini from this cane are composed in a mold and cast in a kiln with temperatures approaching 1500 degrees until fused into one piece. Finally, this complex fused glass piece is polished by hand to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH: Glass: 7/8" x 1-7/8" With bail: 7/8" x 2-1/8" Sterling Silver Chain: 24"