Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Road to the Golden Globes Part II

Each pendant was made by creating a sandwich of 3 layers of glass.  An opaque on the bottom, dichroic the middle and clear on the top.  The tree image was then engraved onto the dichroic layer. Each layer was cut  with a hand glass cutter and refined with a glass grinder. 


It was then placed in a kiln and fired at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit for 2.5 hours in order to fuse the three layers together.  It took 6 hours to cool.  Lots of time for wine while waiting!

Ah the reveal!!!


Not done yet....The pendant is refined again with a glass grinder and then re-fired!   Ah, now it is time for coffee.

Finally, the pendant is signed and the bails are affixed.  YESSS! The final product!

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