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Handmade Spaniel Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Handmade Spaniel Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Handmade Spaniel Dichroic Glass Jewelry

Handmade Spaniel Dichroic Glass Jewelry

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 These beautiful Spaniel pins and necklaces are unique pieces of art. Each piece is one of a kind and varies from those pictured. Every piece of work is proudly handmade in the United States. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cavalier Brigade.

 

The Process

Making dichroic glass is very high tech, and it involves putting up to 50 microscopic layers of metal-based minerals on glass. These minerals are sprayed on as a power finer than talcum power in a vacuum chamber, then heated at 1800 degrees for 3 days until they fuse to the glass. The total thickness of all these layers combined is less than the thickness of a human hair.

The result is a material that reflects light in only one color at a time, and that color changes depending on the angle of the light, which is where the name dichroic (Latin for 2 colors) comes from.

The final result, like other thin films, for example, oil film on water or a soap bubble reflects the entire rainbow. Also, because the color is not the result of a pigment, it can never change or fade.