Rectangle Murrini Glass Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
For date night or for work, no matter when you wear this glass pendant necklace, it is sure to make a fashion statement.
This gold plated bezel green pendant is approximately 1.5 inches x 1 inches on a bright gold plated brass chain with oval and open squares. This unique brass 24-inch necklace has an 1 1/4" extender and a lobster clasp. This on-trend pendant necklace would also make the perfect gift for a birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any special occasion. Ready for giving, this pretty pendant necklace comes in a gift box.
TECHNIQUE: 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 hot enough and is moving, it’s shaped, stretched, and pulled into a long glass rod called cane. This cane has the original pattern running through its length.
After cooling the cane is cut into short lengths and these are bundled together and heated again. The pulling process in the hot shop is repeated and the bundle is melted together into one pulled cane. This multiples the pattern and stretches it out to create the tiny detail.
This re-pulled cane is cut into small tiles of varying thicknesses, revealing the new pattern in cross-section. These pieces, called murrini, are placed in a mold and melted again and are fused into a solid shape. Finally this piece is carved and polished by hand and paired with the perfect bezel setting and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH:
Glass 1.5” x 1”
Chain 24 inches with 1-1/4 inch extender