Saturday, August 21, 2010

Giveaway Feature Day 5 SiO2GlassArt

The Comments for This Feature are Closed, but in order to Join The Giveaway for SiO2 Glass Art's Tree of Life Pendant, just click HERE and Post your comment in that thread after following the instructions to first Follow the Blog and then link to your favorite item in her shop!

SiO2Glass art is truly an amazing and breathtaking shop! Stop in to see the wonderful pieces she makes with glass!
A Little in her own words:
I am a glass artist. I work with glass in all methods from stained glass to fusing to borosilicate. Every piece is custom made by hand. No two piece are ever the same! I also take orders, so if there's something you want but don't see, please never hesitate to contact me!

Fused glass is a term used to describe glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln at a range of high temperatures from 593 °C (1100 °F) to 816 °C (1500 °F).

Dichroic glass was developed over 100 years ago. In recent years it was perfected by NASA for use as a filter on the windows of the space shuttles. It has the unusual property of reflecting one color (when placed against a dark background), while transmitting another (when held up to the light).

Dichroic has a shimmering effect similar to the iridescence observed in an opal. Quite simply, different colors can be viewed in dichroic glass by examining it at different angles. The colors are brilliant, saturated wavelengths of light, making them exciting additions to jewelry and decorative houseware items.