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Gem Fused Glass - Fused dichroic glass created by Gem

New to our shop - Hand crafted and unique, fused dichroic glass jewellery created by us in Richmond. Visit our shop on Rosemary Lane to see much more. The pieces shown below may not be available as each piece of fused glass is unique.

 

Fused Dichroic Glass by Gem

We create our Gem Fused Glass using two or three layers of dichroic glass, fused together creating different designs, colours and effects (see the images below). The dichroic glass has a transmitted colour and a completely different reflective colour, the two colours shift depending on the angle of view.

We use many different dichroic colours & glass to create beautiful and unique glass jewellery, especially and exclusively for our shop in Richmond.

What is Dichroic Glass?
Dichroic glass is formed by a multi-layer coating of quartz crystal and metal oxides placed on glass using thin film coating. The quartz and oxides are vaporized with an electron beam in a vacuum chamber, this vapour then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure.

Fusing Glass - the process

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    Glass is cut to size depending on the piece being produced.
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    Argentium silver 935 is used for making fired-in hooks & eyes
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    Layers of glass are created (earrings)
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    Layers of glass are created (pendants)
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    Items are placed in the kiln
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    Items are placed in the kiln
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    The kiln is fired to 804ºC (1,480ºF)
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    The glass fused at 804ºC is then slowly cooled at 480ºC (annealing)
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    Items are then cooled for final polishing
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    Items are then cooled for final polishing

 

 

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1-3 Rosemary Lane
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4DP

t: 07792 963476

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