Purple Kisses Sundrop Glass & Sterling Necklace
In ancient times, the color purple was reserved for royalty due to the rarity and expense of purple dye. Now you can treat yourself like a queen with this precious necklace made of purple glass -- forged with the power of the sun itself! A delightful and innovative accent, handmade by artisans in the U.S.A.
- Pendant Only -- $19.95
- With 18" (45.7 cm) Rope Chain -- $24.95
- With 18" (45.7 cm) Snake Chain -- $29.95
- Made of purple glass and sterling silver
- Measures between 1" and 1.25" L (between 2.54 and 3.2 cm L)
- Handmade in U.S.A.
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Artisan: Sundrop Jewelry
"As finding alternative energy sources becomes more urgent we seek to demonstrate the potential of harnessing the energy pouring onto the earth each day in sunlight."
Utilizing a unique glass working technique invented by artist Bretwood Higman (as a teenager in Alaska experimenting with a giant magnifying glass on the beach!), glass is melted in the intense heat at the focal point of a giant lens. Gravity and surface tension pull the glass into a lobe that cools as it falls, stretching into the distinctive "sundrop" shape.
With a strong commitment to the environment, single color drops are made with glass strips recycled from bottles or art-glass scrap, while multi-color drops are made with scrap glass kiln melted into a single, twisted spiral. The actual jewelry making process uses only the amazing potential of solar energy with a lens that can focus the sun into a point so intense it can melt not only glass but metal and even rock at an amazing 3000^ F.
Sundrop Jewelry is created by several different artists, capturing the sunlight that falls in their own backyards.
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