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Silver Fume Glass Necklace Pendant

About Artwork

Borosilicate Glass Pendant. Silver and gold fume implosion forms smoky abstract swirls on the inside of this focal. This pendant features some sculpture elements, in the way of, asymmetrical point-tips that jet out from both sides of the pendant. Three per side made with color-changing borosilicate glass, that changes from blue and purple on the surface and translucent red within the inside. This particular pendants fume was created using mostly .99 silver and a hint of Black Hills gold making the very center of the swirl teal blue.

Approximant measurements
1.35″ x 1.5″

Precious Metal Fuming

PMF is a Lampworking technique, where high quality precious metals are introduced into the torch flame. The metals are brought up to a temperature that will start to vaporize them and they become “fume”. This fume is then trapped in and/or coated on a clear optic of borosilicate glass. Producing very desirable colors that are not only stunning but also Color Changing in different lighting; due to the reflective qualities in the metals and glass.

Because of glass’s reflective property the piece’s color may appear differently, depending on: the colors of what is around you, the lighting (florescent, incandescent, sunlight, slow light. Etc )

All photos of product here at FlameInHandPipes are shot in seasonal natural sun light (whether direct sunlight or indirect sunlight)

– In this particular piece, the fume is then manipulated into a pattern then Imploded through a gather of clear glass ( creating a upwards “blooming” effect) then is finished with a domed optic which will not only magnify the spectacular blooming pattern but also will make it look three-dimensional.

Cost: $75

Signed: Yes


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About the Artist

Dustin Swiers started glass lampworking back in 2008 when he moved to Mankato for schooling. Swiers received two degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato, a BFA and an MA, both focused on ceramics and sculpture. He created Flame in Hand Glass as the sole proprietor in 2010. Swiers now works out of and helped create the non profit Mankato MakerSpace as a co founder, board member, shop lead, and instructor in metalworking, glassblowing and now ceramics. Dustin's work ranges from functional to decorative, blending disciplines of Lampworking, Off- Hand Glassworking and Stained glass techniques with Metalworking, Electroplating and Lapidary to create jewelry, custom blades, vessels and sculptures. “As with many artists, the process is what keeps me engaged and pushes me to make. My greatest pursuit is discovery in the act of creating; simultaneously learning about my materials, craft, and self.”