Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Dichroic glass became more widely known when NASA began using it in the   1950s and
60s. The difference is, instead of using silver and gold, NASA  developed a process to
vaporize metals with electron beams in a vacuum chamber and then applied it directly to
surfaces in an ultra-thin film.  The resulting dichroic glass  coating is completely
transparent to the human eye and is applied in layers  to  protect spacecraft technology
and astronaut vision from harmful radiation of unfiltered sunlight in space.  The complete
process may require from 15-45   different layers totaling a width that is smaller than a
human hair.
Charlie (my husband) and Dichroic glass and wire wrap artist creates each piece   by
hand.  The pieces can take hours to create as there are 3 layers of glass used   for each
piece.  After the pieces are assembled they are placed in a jewelry kiln and fired for
6-hours to fuse the layers together.  After this process, he then starts  the wire wrapping
process to complete the pendants.  No two pendants are exactly alike, through some are
Piece #1:  Base piece
of glass is forest green
and then pieces of
glass added to give
dimension to the
pendant. The gold filled
wire is set into a grove
etched along the side
and them twisted to
form the loop for the
Multi colored dichroic glass
Light blue and dark blue dichroic glass jewelry
Copper stripes and flakes of different colors
Green dichroic glass with flakes of color
Piece #2: Set on
top and sealed
with a clear layer
of glass.  Sterling
silver completes
this pendant with
twists and curls to
form the bail.
Piece #3:  Coper
dichroic glass is sliced
to allow multifaceted
sparkles to show
through.  The wire wrap
is a simple one with
gold filled wire set into a
grove etched along the
side of the piece and
then twisted into a
looped bail.
Piece #4: This piece of
dichroic glass has two
shades of blue with a
small bubble in the
center.  The bubble just
happened, but really  
adds a unique spin on  
the pendant.  It is
wrapped with sterling
silver wire and twisted
into a bail with a curl on
each side.
Dichroic glass with red, yellow and black noodles on a silver speckled blue background.
Piece #5: This
piece of dichroic
jewelry reminds me
of the Wonder
Bread wrapper.  It
would go with so
many outfits, even
a simple tank top.
Piece #6: This is a
beautiful set with a
simple but elegant
wire wrap.  The
emerald colors would
look stunning with  
any outfit.  Surgical
steel earring mounts
and sterling silver
Piece #7: Clear
dichroic other pastel
glass embedded.
These are my favorite
types of dichroic glass
as they reflect the
colors you are wearing
and make the pieces
look totally different
each time.  Wrapped
with sterling silver wire
and twisted into a bail.
Piece #8: Several
different types of
dichroic glass make
up this modern piece
of jewelry.  This
piece will go with so
many outfits.
Piece #9: Beautiful
peaches, greens and
aqua colors make up this
piece of dichroic jewelry.
A truly beautiful piece of
Piece #10:
Beautiful strips of
glass in yellow
and gold hues.  
The bail is gold
Piece #11: Beautiful
forest green is the
background for this
very Irish looking set
wrapped with sterling
silver wire into a
simple bail.
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Shipping for all orders.  Flat rate
shipping means that you pay a flat
fee for each size box no matter the
weight. With Priority it generally
takes only 3 days to receive your
order after it has shipped.  We ship
within 2 working days
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