27 July 2012

Dichroic glass earrings

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I bought these earrings last year, but never took any photos. They're from Flick Glass. They make pendants, earrings and rings. They have many different designs, but I like how these simple earrings show off the glass really well. They use dichroic glass and you can read more about it on their website.

Here's a small extract:

"This special glass was originally formulated in the 1960's for use in the Hubble Telescope and for interference filters used in lasers. It was specially formulated for its reflective and refractive qualities.
It is created by coating the glass with many thin layers of oxides and precious metals. This process takes place in a vacuum chamber. The result is a partial mirror effect, which causes the colors to shift and change depending on the angle of the light. The shifting colors lend an almost magical quality to the glass."

Some close-ups of my ear.

These earrings are so versatile, because there are so many colours and they look different from every angle.


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