Recycled Rectangle Murrini Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
This pine green glass pendant necklace is absolutely striking and would be an amazing addition to any glass jewelry collection. Handmade using the murrine rollup technique, this glass pendant has a polished finish, an a green swirly design. Made from recycled translucent and opalescent glass, this necklace has a 2.6mm gold-plated brass snake chain that measures 24 inches. The chain also has a lobster-claw clasp with a removable ball-end.
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this piece starts as sheet glass cut into strips and fused together into a patterned bar in a kiln This bar is picked up on a blowpipe in a glass blowing studio called a “hot shop.” The glass is reheated until its molten hot and is then stretched and pulled into a rod called "cane", using a classic murrine technique. The cane is sliced into tiles called murrine revealing the pattern in cross-section. Multiple murrini from this cane are cast in a mold and fired in a kiln with temperatures approaching 1500 degrees until fully fused into one piece. Finally this is shaped by hand, tumbled for weeks, and fire polished for a unique finishane is sliced into varying thicknesses, revealing the pattern in it's cross-section. A slice from this cane, called a murrine, is then shaped and fire polished to create a one of a kind piece paired with the perfect bail.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH: Glass: 1-3/8" x 1-7/8" With yellow gold filled bail: 1-3/8" x 2-3/8" Gold-Plated Brass Snake Chain: 24"