Teardrop Murrini Glass 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 pattern bar technique, this glass pendant has a fire-polished finish. Made from translucent and opalescent glass, this necklace has a 2.6mm antiqued gold-plated brass snake chain that measures 18 inches. The chain also has a lobster-claw clasp with a removable threaded ball-end.
TECHNIQUE: Crafted over multiple firings, this glass pendant 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. Once the glass starts to melt and is malleable, it’s shaped, stretched, and pulled into a long glass rod, called cane. This cane has the original pattern running through its length.
This cane is cut into small pieces of varying thicknesses, revealing the pattern in cross-section. These pieces, called murrini, are placed in a mold, then melted in a kiln, and fused into a solid shape. This cast piece is carved by hand and then fire polished in the kiln for its final 4th round of firing. This produces a one of kind combination of satin and polished finish. Finally this piece is paired with the perfect bail and chain to highlight the beauty and intricacy of this unique piece.
Glass: 1-7/8" x 1-1/4"
Gold-Plated Brass Snake Chain: 18"