Circle Murrini Glass Pendant | Sterling Silver Chain
This reversible blue glass circle pendant necklace will give you summer ocean vibes! Handmade using a murrini technique, this glass pendant will give you the opposite of the blues! It's made from translucent and opalescent glass with a satin finish, and has a sterling silver chain that measures 27 inches. It would truly make the perfect gift for your best girl, or even yourself!
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this glass pendant 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. Once the glass starts to melt and is malleable, it’s shaped, stretched, and pulled into a long glass rod, called cane. This cane has the original pattern running through its length.
This cane 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. This cast piece is carved by hand and then fire polished in the kiln for its final 4th round of firing. This produces a one of kind combination of satin and polished finish. Finally this piece is paired with the perfect bail and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH:
glass 1-¼ inch x 1-¼ inch
with sterling silver bail 1-¼ inch x 1-1/2 inch
sterling silver chain 27"