Teardrop Murrini Glass Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
This gorgeous glass pendant necklace has a beautiful amber and white design with a polished finish. Handmade using the murrine rollup technique, this multi-generational glass pendant is not only striking, but would make a wonderful addition to any glass jewelry collection. Made from translucent and opalescent fused glass, this necklace has a lovely starburst design. The pendant comes with a custom vermeil hinged bail and versatile gold plated snake chain.
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 repulled 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 hinged bail and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH: Glass: 1 7/8" x 2 3/8" With bezel and bail: 1 7/8" x 2 3/4" Gold-plated brass, 2.6mm snake chain: 30"