Glass Brooch Handpainted Kimino
This dichroic glass kimino brooch is handmade in Hobart by the technique of glass slumping. Also known as warm glass or glass art, is a form of artistic expression that uses the heat of a gas or electric kiln to melt 2 or more different pieces of glass together and fuse them into 1 piece.
Features handpainted dots and leaf patterns with dichroic glass accents. Dichroic glass is difficult to photograph which means the depth and sparkle as viewed with the naked eye is lost. Dichroic glass is glass which displays two different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions. One dichroic material is a modern composite non-translucent glass that is produced by stacking layers of glass and micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass shifting colors depending on the angle of view, causing an array of colors to be displayed as an example of thin-film optics. The resulting glass is used for decorative purposes such as stained glass, jewelry and other forms of glass art. The commercial title of “dichroic” can also display three or more colors (trichroic or pleochroic) and even iridescence in some cases. The term dichroic is used more precisely when labelling interference filters for laboratory use.
Each of these dichroic glass pendants is a one-of-a-kind creation.
Measurements: 7cm x 4cm