Recycled Teardrop Murrini Glass Pendant | Gold Plated Chain
This recycled glass olive green and white teardrop necklace is perfect with a sweater and jeans or added to a special outfit! Handmade using a murrini technique, this glass pendant is a lovely color! It's made from translucent and opalescent glass with a tumbled satin finish, and has a gold plated 30" chain and is reversible. It would truly make the perfect gift for your best girl, or even yourself!
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 is hand carved, and tumbled for weeks, to give it a uniquely soft satin luster.
This satin finish glass pendant is approximately 2-1/4 x 1-¾ inches with and brushed 18k gold filled bail.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH:
Glass 2-¼ inch x 1 3/4 inch
With bail 2-5/8 inch x 1-3/4 inch