Teardrop Murrini Glass Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
This vibrant blue glass teardrop pendant necklace will give you summer ocean vibes! Handmade using a murrini technique, this glass pendant has a marbled design that will give you the opposite of the blues! It's made from translucent and opalescent glass with a satin finish, and has a gold plated sterling silver chain that measures 18 inches. It would truly make the perfect gift for your best girl, or even yourself!
TECHINQUE: This piece of jewelry begins as various colors of sheet glass cut into strips, arranged in a pattern, and melted together in a glass blowing studio called a “hot shop”. The glass is heated on a blowpipe to temperatures exceeding 1600 degrees. When the glass is molten, it’s shaped, stretched, and pulled into a long glass rod. This rod has the original pattern running through its length. This rod is cut into small pieces of varying thicknesses, revealing the pattern in cross-section. These pieces, called murrini, are placed in a mold, then melted in a kiln, and fused into a solid shape. Then it is carved by hand and fire polished in the kiln for its final 4th round of firing. This produces a one of kind marbled combination of satin and polished finish. Finally this piece is paired with the perfect vermeil (gold plated silver) bail and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH: glass 1-¼ inch x 1 inch with bail 1-¼ inch x 1-3/8 inch chain 18"