Teardrop Murrini Glass Pendant | Multi Wire Chain
This reversible pendant necklace is made from beautiful pine green glass! Handmade using the murrine technique, this glass pendant is not only striking, but would make a wonderful addition to any glass jewelry collection. It's made from translucent and opalescent glass with a satin finish, and has a multi wire chain that measures 18 inches. It would truly make the perfect gift for your best girl, or even yourself!
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 is hand carved, and tumbled for weeks to give it a uniquely soft satin luster.
DIMENSIONS & NECKLACE LENGTH:
Glass 2” x 1 5/8”
With 18K Gold bail 2-1/4” x 1-5/8”
Multi Wire Chain 18”"