Kind of Blue

I have made lots of pendants in this particular combination of blues and dichroic glass - these are my favourite colours and I have been asked by friends to make them. The colours are very calming and the feel of the heavy, warm glass against the skin is reassuring.

The bottom two layers are 2mm light cyan which contains the fine silver wire used to make the hanging hook. Then comes another layer constructed of strips of steel blue opal, aurora borealis hot dichroic on clear and then turquoise blue transparent. Small pieces of light cyan stringer are used to separate the colours. This is then topped with 2mm clear glass.

Fine silver is used to make the hanging hook which is fused in place during the firing process and hung on a silk necklet from Cooksons.

I also made some others in different shapes/designs/colours which met with mixed success:

This one used a dark transparent glass at the top (sea blue?).

In this next two I attempted to play with the layout, but am not convinced it works.

And finally, a narrower version of the initial design which still works.

This one was made by my sister - using light turquoise transparent as the top layer instead of clear glass which works nicely.


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