Behind the scenes | October 2021
Marbling glass - making Mineral Pendants
The liquid nature of glass makes it the ideal material to recreate delicate veins and intricate patterns, the properties that make precious stones such as Marble and Malachite so desirable. Layers of powdered colour pigment are applied to the initial gather of glass. This is then carefully manipulated to create an organic swirling effect using tweezers and wooden hand tools.
Once the desired pattern is ready, the shade can be slowly blown to size. This can be difficult due to the mix of colours, as each one melts at a different temperature. The layers can split and move in all directions, this spontaneous process makes every light a truly unique piece.