Our Stardust Glass is created using plain and patterened colored “Dichroic Glass” We enhance its reflective qualities to exhibit more color and sparkle. It is then combined with various styles of ribbon cane, latticino or other exotic complex canes. These pieces are truly unique and the end result is dazzling. These are truly signature pieces unique to Virginias’ and Tonys’ style. The end result is of one of unrivalled color and brilliance. Dichroic glass was developed by the space industry for window filters on space craft. It is made by depositing several very thin layers of rare metal oxides on the surface of a piece of glass, then bombarding the particles with an intense electron beam in a high temperature vacuum chamber. the term ‘Dichroic‘ is defined as the property of exhibiting more than one colour when viewed from different angles. Virginia fires her glass in a kiln at high temperatures a number of times to achieve the finished result. The colour of each piece can be quite unpredictable. Dichroic glass possesses a similar effect that is witnessed in nature on inset wings, peacock and hummingbird feathers. When the dichroic glass is fired in the kiln, its reflective qualities are enhanced to make it sparkle and shine an increased amount.
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