Belle Angeli Dichroic Art Glass Jewellery

         "One-of-a-Kind"

TThe Product...I create individually handcrafted, kiln fired pieces of art glass jewellery with Dichroic and other art glass. Only hand rolled Bullseye glass is used as the hand rolled glass gives a superior gloss and clarity to my pieces compared to the cheaper machine rolled glass.

The extreme shine of Dichroic glass can not be effectively photographed, but I have tried my best to bring the feeling of the pieces to you........                

 “Dichroic” comes from the two Greek roots “di” meaning two and “chroma” meaning color. Therefore dichroic means “two colours” – two primary colours. One colour is reflected and one is transmitted. However, each piece of dichroic glass has many secondary colours. As the piece of art glass is turned, the light will begin to bring out a rainbow of colours.  

 History of Dichroic Glass.... NASA was conducting experiments to find the “perfect” materials for the for the satellite mirrors.  NASA placed various materials in a vacuum chamber and injected a fine mist of metal oxides inside.

This deposited very thin layers of the metal onto the objects. The results were incredible.....

Similar techniques are used to make this new kind of art glass. Dichroic glass is made by depositing several layers of metal oxides, such as magnesium, gold, platinum, titanium, and silicon, onto the glass through a very highly technical process in a vacuum furnace set at a very high temperature.    

 

     Finally.... wearable art is still art when you're not wearing it! Hang your glass where you can see it between wearings, and the color will give you something every time you pass by.

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