Monday, August 3, 2009

Glass Pendant

Setting this murrini pendant in a custom made silver frame was a little bit tricky. Glass has its own kind of qualities. Applying too much pressure during setting, might have easily resulted in the different parts of the murrini to have come apart.

A murrini is constructed of sections of glass that were previously blown. These sections have tiny pockets of air between them. When too much pressure is applied, the sections can break easily, and damage the artwork.

The backside shows a mirror image of the artwork on the front. I made the frame on the back as thin as possible, not to cover the artwork. I also added the .925 hallmark on the back of the frame, just under the loop.

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