Virginia and Tony create these stunning Damascus Glass Friendship Balls at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Every piece the make is created with much love and dedication.
Damascus glass is a combination of one or more colors of glass canes. The canes are picked up on the surface of the glass and manipulated and folded many times. This creates a distinct pattern on the surface of the glass. Every piece produced is unique. The patterns can be similar but never identical. The term Damascus generally refers to a type of steel blade. The blade is made using a process of folding and hammering the material, much like the manipulating and folding of the glass. This results in beautiful swords and knives.
This patterned in metal has been in existence for over 2000 years and originated in the Middle East. Historically the pattern displayed is referred to as “King Tut”.
In Medieval times metal smiths forged Damascus swords and knives with great skill. These items were greatly admired for their beauty. Their owners believed the strange whorls and ripples lent them to have mystical powers.
Today Virginia and Tony bring you Damascus Glass Friendship Balls resulting in this fascinating ripple like pattern of unique beauty to grace and charm your home or collection.
Purchase your Damascus glass balls now. They will be a welcome addition to your or your friend’s handblown glass ball collection.
or·na·ment (n). Something that decorates or adorns; an embellishment, an object that adds beauty to something.