Recycled Teardrop Murrini Pendant | Sterling Silver Chain
This reversible glass pendant necklace has gorgeous spring green swirls. Handmade using a murrine technique, this glass pendant is not only striking, but would make a wonderful addition to any glass jewelry collection. Also comes with sterling silver bail and chain.
TECHNIQUE: This shattered series, kiln formed glass pendant incorporates recycled hand-pulled murrini glass and fusing to create a one of a kind patterned piece.
Crafted over multiple firings, this piece starts as 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 blowpipe. The molten hot glass is stretched and pulled into a rod called cane, using a classic murrini technique. This cane is chopped into pieces called murrini revealing the pattern in cross-section.
This pendant combines the fragments, chips, and slivers of glass that break off during the process of chopping murrini. What would typically be discarded is carefully sorted, cleaned and melted together in a kiln with temperatures approaching 1500 degrees. Finally this piece is carved by hand, fire polished, and paired with the perfect bail and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH:
Glass Pendant: 1-3/4" x 1 1/4"
Sterling Silver Box Chain: 20"