Isn’t this glass pendant gorgeous? This pendant, which I call “Silver Boxes,” consists of three layers of glass all fused together in my kiln into one solid piece of glass. The bottom layer is black Bullseye 90 fusible. The middle layer consists of squares of silver dichroic and black Bullseye. There is a layer of clear Bullseye 90 fusible glass over the whole pendant to make the colors really sparkle.
Dichroic glass is a high-tech spin-off of a NASA project. It is made by depositing thin layers of metallic oxides onto the surface of glass, either black or clear. Dichroic is defined as having two or more colors. When you look at a piece of dichroic on clear glass, you will see a transmitted color and a reflected color. For example, let’s discuss a piece of cyan-copper dichroic on clear glass. When you look straight through the glass, you will see cyan. When you look at the glass at a 45 degree angle, you will see gold/yellow. When you look at this same dichroic on a black background, you will see copper.
You have to see it to believe it. It is simply amazing.
Let me know if you have any questions about dichroic glass or about anything else. I’d love to hear from you!
Christine — Glass Artist