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- Medium Cardinal Pendant
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Another stunning medium size piece from Nova Scotian Gail Hienze- Milne .
This piece is from the Cradinal Collection and is a one of a kind hand crafted dichroic glass Pendant with 16 inch chain that has a 2 inch extender .
Although the technology for dichroic glass has been around for some time, it is only within the past ten years that it became available to the art glass industry. Making dichroic glass is a high tech process, involving an electron beam gun and a vacuum chamber- definitely beyond the scope of most glass studios. I purchase my raw glass from Coatings by Sandberg in California. The name "dichroic" comes from the fact that the coated glass reflects one colour, but transmits another. If you hold a piece of green/pink up to the light, you will see green, but if you lay it on something black, it will reflect pink. After fusing, you may end up with teal. Dichroic glass is full of surprises! Because of the vivid colours and sparkle, this glass can compete with natural gemstones in jewellery. In fact, it offers a much wider selection of colours, and can be fused into many different looks. For the glass artist, it provides a never ending source of inspiration.