Stardust Crown Marbles
The Stardust Crown Series is a product we have developed using plain and specific colored Dichroic Glass. We enhance its reflective qualities to exhibit more color and sparkle. We then combine this with various styles of ribbon cane, latticino, or other exotic complex canes. The pieces are truly unique and the end result is dazzling. This is a true signature piece unique to our style with the end result being one of vibrant color and brilliance.
Dichroic glass was developed by the space industry for window filters on space craft. It is made by depositing several very thin layers of rare metal oxides on the surface of a piece of glass, then bombarding the particles with an intense electron beam in a high temperature vacuum chamber. the term ‘Dichroic‘ is defined as the property of exhibiting more than one colour when viewed from different angles. Virginia fires her glass in a kiln at high temperatures a number of times to achieve the finished result. The colour of each piece can be quite unpredictable. Dichroic glass possesses a similar effect that is witnessed in nature on inset wings, peacock and hummingbird feathers. When the dichroic glass is fired in the kiln, its reflective qualities are enhanced to make it sparkle and shine an increased amount. Prices are $ USD.