SierraArtGlass

Unique Handcrafted Fused Glass Jewelry

Shingle Springs, California · 115 Sales

SierraArtGlass

Unique Handcrafted Fused Glass Jewelry

Shingle Springs, California 115 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   What is Dichroic Glass?

Making dichroic glass requires a complex processing technique and is only made by a handful of manufacturers that have high-tech equipment like high temperature vacuum chambers, vaporizing electro-guns, and high temperature kilns.

The intense, computerized process involves vaporizing metallic oxides, such as magnesium or titanium, with an electro-gun. Once it is vaporized into floating dust, it settles on and coats the surface of hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber. The complete process may require from 15 to 45 different layers totaling in a width that is smaller than a human hair. The type, order applied and number of metallic oxide layers used will determine the final look of the glass. Once the coating process is completed, the whole coated piece is fired in a kiln at high temperatures to fuse the oxides to the glass.

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What is Dichroic Glass?

Making dichroic glass requires a complex processing technique and is only made by a handful of manufacturers that have high-tech equipment like high temperature vacuum chambers, vaporizing electro-guns, and high temperature kilns.

The intense, computerized process involves vaporizing metallic oxides, such as magnesium or titanium, with an electro-gun. Once it is vaporized into floating dust, it settles on and coats the surface of hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber. The complete process may require from 15 to 45 different layers totaling in a width that is smaller than a human hair. The type, order applied and number of metallic oxide layers used will determine the final look of the glass. Once the coating process is completed, the whole coated piece is fired in a kiln at high temperatures to fuse the oxides to the glass.

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Dichroic Glass Pendant - Rainbow Tree of Life
$24.00
Dichroic Glass Bracelet - Rainbow
$30.00
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Making unique, one of a kind jewelry

I have always loved making my own jewelry starting with seed beads and moving toward sterling silver and glass. I saw a page in a jewelry magazine, maybe ten years ago when dichroic glass was a new medium for artists. The bracelet on the page was so beautiful - I just had to learn what dichroic glass was...

Thus my journey started. I already had many of the tools required because I was deep into making stained glass panels for my house and stepping stones for my garden. All I needed was a kiln - or so I thought ha ha! I forged through many trials and errors with learning how to use a kiln and this new medium and in the end, I discovered my style.


What is Dichroic Glass?
Making dichroic glass requires a complex processing technique and is only made by a handful of manufacturers that have high-tech equipment like high temperature vacuum chambers, vaporizing electro-guns, and high temperature kilns.

The intense, computerized process involves vaporizing metallic oxides, such as magnesium or titanium, with an electro-gun onto a fusible substrate glass. Once it is vaporized into floating dust, it settles on and coats the surface of hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber.

The complete process may require from 15 to 45 different layers totaling in a width that is smaller than a human hair. The type, order applied and number of metallic oxide layers used will determine the final look of the glass. Once the coating process is completed, the whole coated piece is fired in a kiln at high temperatures to fuse the oxides to the glass.

I then purchase the glass from the manufacturer and cut, grind, shape the glass and fuse it to make jewelry for myself, friends and individuals such as yourself who enjoy something that is truly unique and one of a kind.

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  • Mary

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    I attribute my creative nature to my Mom. I remember her up in the wee hours of the morning on her Singer sewing machine. Now I’m up in the wee hours of the morning creating just as my Mom was. I have a creative nature, it’s who I am. Thanks Mom!

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Last updated on June 28, 2014
I have been creating in one fashion or another since I was young. Everything that I have learned over the years (sewing, drawing, painting, beadwork, stained glass.....) has brought me to the place I am right now. I wish I had time for all of my other interests but for now I'm sticking with creating fused glass jewelry and some metalsmithing. Each piece of jewelry that I make is individually handcrafted in my studio.

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I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout.

If payment is not received within 5 days of your order, or other arrangements made, the sale will be canceled and I will re-list the item.

California State sales tax will be added to California delivery address automatically when making payment.
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Upon receipt of payment in full, your item(s) will be shipped within 1-2 days. All items will be shipped via USPS First Class mail.

For purchases of multiple items from my shop (over 13 ounces), I will ship USPS Priority Mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
Happy customers are my goal! If you are not happy with your purchase, you can return it within 7 days for a refund of your purchase price plus shipping cost.

Please notify me before sending your purchase back. The items being returned must be in their original condition, unused and undamaged. Return shipping costs are paid for by the buyer and are not refunded.

**PLEASE NOTE: Items that have been tampered with, and/or altered will not be refunded.

Sorry, custom orders can NOT be refunded.