Butterflies Etched Dichroic Glass Pendant, Sterling Silver Bail and Cable Chain, Yellow Dichroic Glass Butterflies on Blue Glass

by Silvertree

Sterling silver and etched dichroic glass on sky blue glass with a handcrafted sterling silver bail and cable chain.
A cloud of butterflies etched in yellow dichroic glass, and fused to the light blue glass background. The butterflies change color as the pendant moves in the light; yellow is the brighter color of the butterflies and violet shows when viewed from an angle.

The large handcrafted sterling silver bail connects the dichroic glass pendant to the 18" sterling silver flattened cable chain. This pendant is 1" wide by 1 1/2" long including the bail.

To make this glass gem I etch the design into the dichroic glass. Then I cut a piece of colored glass for the background, and assemble the glass pieces. Next I place it in my kiln, and fuse the glass together at 1450 degrees. Sometimes I grind the glass with diamond tools to refine the shape, and drill a hole in the top of the pendant. After that, I fire it in the kiln again at 1300 degrees to polish the surface and temper the glass.

When the glass piece is finished, I cut the sterling silver bail out of sheet metal and soldered sterling silver wire to the back. Then I threaded the wire through the hole at the top of the glass and shaped it to fit the glass cabochon. The pendant bail and chain clasp are marked sterling.
I design and handcraft all of the jewelry I sell. I work with 90coe glass to create my glass pieces. Then I use standard silver-smithing techniques to create settings and embellishments for my jewelry.

Thank you for visiting my studio!
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