Monday, February 16, 2009

Let there be light!

One of the most gratifying aspects of working with old glass is its capacity to reflect and enhance light. Some pieces can look like they have their own internal light source.

There is a subtle internal glow in the earrings above and the aquamarine flower beads in the bracelet below. In both of these, the backs of the glass pieces are coated with gold foil, creating a warm glow, a shimmering effect. Looking at these pieces is rather like looking at a fire, constantly shifting patterns of moving light.

It is a constant source of pleasure to work with these materials. Even as our grey winter days persist, it is a beautiful way to experience light.

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