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wimsey 2016-06-03 10:46pm

Can anyone provide info on this piece?
I belong to another forum on (mostly vintage) costume jewelry. Someone posted this piece and everyone is stumped as to what it's made of and who might be the designer/artist.

The comments so far include comments that it's "probably made of Pyrex" and that it might have been made by a woman in California. The owner states that it is heavy glass and that there is liquid inside the glass that makes the blue colour shift as the beads are moved. (I'm quoting.)

Someone added that "people in the glass community are pretty tight" and someone there might know.

Any ideas?


myrdlebp 2016-06-04 11:43am

That piece is certainly intriguing! I want to reach through the screen to pick it up and have a closer look. :lol:

I have no help for ya, unfortunately.

wimsey 2016-06-04 11:55am

Thanks for looking, Gayle.

EchoTantuli 2016-06-04 5:40pm

If there IS liquid inside I would go with lucite... some of the older Lucite can look like glass but that wouldn't make them heavy so I don't know?

menty666 2016-06-05 10:45am

You could do it with glass. Make a hollow form, close off all but a pinhole.

Anneal, fill with a syringe, dab of hxtal over the hole, bada boom, there ya go.

maren 2016-06-05 8:01pm

I have seen boro with water in it, it may even have been closed off with glass, but I don't know that, so I'm with Tom here.

Cosmo 2016-06-06 10:07am

I'm not 100% convinced that there is liquid in it. I'm betting it's the way the light is refracting through the clear. I've made pieces that do the same thing. It may have liquid in it, but it doesn't look like it from that photo.

jamie lynne 2016-06-06 12:04pm

If the base glass is a reduction glass, it can give the effect of liquid. The way that clear glass is shaped will also give a watery appearance, especially on reduction glass.

wimsey 2016-06-06 12:06pm

Cosmo, that was my thought, too.

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