Green Fire Dichroic Glass Pendant Necklace Handmade Beaded Jewelry
Filled to the brim with shimmering, sparkly goodness, the artisan dichroic glass pendant on the GREEN FIRE handmade necklace is an eye catching piece of art. In addition to the flame themed dichroic pendant, the GREEN FIRE necklace was also created with translucent olive green agate ovals, tiny faceted black onyx rondelles and sterling silver. Just imagine wearing this necklace with black - talk about stunning! But because the colors are more muted, it can also be worn with a wide range of wardrobe colors, including grey, yellow, white, beige, pink and any others. Lovely beaded glass and gemstone jewelry for the woman who adores one of a kind (OOAK) pieces, the GREEN FIRE necklace was designed and created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
+ Dichroic pendant: app. 38 mm (with bail) x 35 mm x 8 mm
+ Olive green agate: app. 10 mm x 7 mm
+ Faceted black onyx: app. 3 mm
+ Metal: sterling silver
+ Clasp: patterned hook clasp set
+ Length: app. 18" / 45.7 cm
+ Pendant drop: app. 1.5" / 3.8 cm
The rounded, diamond shaped dichroic pendant with a black flame design against a glittering green background was handcrafted by local El Paso glass artist, Rose of Desert_Jewels, who has a studio right here on ArtFire: www.desert_jewels.artfire.com. The pendant was created with 3 layers of different glass. The first layer is a black base glass. On top of the base glass, a piece of thin black glass was placed. This glass had metal oxides adhered to it and then laser etched by the manufacturer into the flowing flame design. A clear cap glass layer was then placed on top. The glass "sandwich" was then carefully put into a kiln and heated to 1450 degrees. At that temperature, the glass becomes molten and the layers fuse together. The kiln was then allowed to slowly cool so the glass is annealed (hardened). Once the pendant is cooled completely, the edges are smoothed, if needed, so there are no sharp edges. A sterling silver bail with a vine design was glued to the flat back of the pendant with industrial glue for a secure seal. If you want to find out more about dichroic glass, please scroll to the bottom of this description.
As you can see in the photos, the colors and sparkles shift as the angle of light moves. That is the true beauty of dichroic glass - you never know what you are going to see next! I just wish the photos did true justice to the inherent beauty of the glass! The background of the lasered dichroic layer is a sparkling medium green in the middle and then shades to a more yellowish green to the outside edges (please see photo #2). As the light angle changes, teals show up with a golden orange around the edges. As you can see in the photos, the dichroic background also has a slight black rippled effect. Then come the flowing jet black "flames" - what an astounding counterpoint to sparkling glass! I love sitting here with the pendant in my hand and slowly move it back and forth in my hand and watching the color transformation.
To highlight the greens of the pendant used in the GREEN FIRE necklace, I chose luminous agate in an olive green color. The gemstones are oval in shape with flat ends and are beautifully translucent. A very few of the stones have small natural black inclusions, looking like small dots, and opaque white patches. You can see some in close-up photo #6. Actually the black inclusions inspired me to use tiny faceted black onyx rondelles as part of the design element in the necklace. Between each of the first five olive green agate beads in the front of the necklace, a single black onyx bead was placed, framed on each side by 2 mm sterling beads. After the first five agate beads, two groups of agate beads were placed, each gemstone separated by 2 mm sterling beads. Each group was separated by a black onyx gemstone and sterling beads. Five agate beads make up the last grouping on each side, each bead separated again by 2 mm sterling beads.
To mimic the flowing design of the black flames, I chose a unique sterling hook clasp set with a patterned design (see photo #8). The clasp set was connected to the main body of the necklace with sterling silver wire protectors and then crimped with sterling crimp tubes. The crimp tubes were covered with sterling crimp covers that look like 3 mm silver beads. A lovely finish for a one of a kind necklace!
For a better understanding of the relative size of the GREEN FIRE necklace, please be sure to check out photo #9 for a size comparison with a quarter.
Glass is believed to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Agate is used to help ease stressful situations, protect against danger and promote strength and healing. Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The GREEN FIRE handmade necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors exhibit colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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***"What is dichroic glass"? Dichroic glass (pronounced dye-crow-ick) is a type of glass that has amazing multi-colored, reflective properties, especially when viewed at different angles. Extreme color shifts can often be seen. NASA originally developed dichroic glass for use in satellite mirrors and it was also used on re-entry tiles of the Space Shuttles. Sheets of glass have a special coating applied to it that involves vaporizing various metal oxides into a fine dust with an electro-gun. The oxide dust settles on and coats hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber. Needless to say, because of of the complex, expensive procedure, only a handful of companies produce dichroic glass for artists to use for their designs.
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These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
on Aug 23, 2015
Beautiful color. Nice and dainty looking. Love them!
Gorgeous as always and such a great shop owner to work with. I ordered these as a custom made and I just love them!
Another fabulous purchase from Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs! I simply LOVE everything I've ever bought from her studio and these latest black onyx earrings are no exception. Excellent customer service, super fast delivery, beautifully packaged and they look gorgeous on my ears! Thank you - highly recommend.
Absolutely gorgeous jewels! I love all my ShadowDogDesigns pieces and will wear them proudly for years! Catherine does a wonderful job: communications are excellent and transactions are a joy with her :) I'm sure I'll be back for more soon!