Purple dichroic pendant

I have made a couple of purple pendants over the last year.

The bottom two layers are 2mm neo lavender opal which contains the fine silver wire used to make the hanging hook. Then comes another layer constructed of strips of deep royal purple, soft ripple purple on black dichroic and then more neo lavender opal. Small pieces of purple/blue 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.

In the first one, the firing was sufficient to 'lose' the ripple effect of the purple dichroic.

In this other pendant, the firing was reduced and the ripple is more evident. However because the dichroic is thicker than the other pieces of glass in this middle layer, it bulges slightly during the fusing process which is regrettable.

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