The Stardust Ribbon Glass Heart Pendants are created by Virginia in her home based lamp working studio in Halton Hills ON.
She creates these little lovelys at the torch. The ribbon like pattern is composed of carefully selected colors. A process of fusing, layering pulling and twisting the glass is then performed. When the size and pattern is just right, she flattens the mass of glass. Then the heart shape is created. The heart is then put in a kiln and cooled down slowly for strength and durability.
These Stardust Ribbon Glass Heart Pendants are created using Dichroic Glass. This special glass was developed by the space industry for window filters on space craft. It is created by depositing several very thin layers of rare metal oxides on the surface of a piece of glass. The particles are then bombarded with an intense electron beam in a high temperature vacuum chamber.
‘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 insect 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. These Ribbon Glass Heart Pendants are a great addition to any jewelry collection. They glow as if they had their own light source within the glass.