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Old 2016-06-03, 10:46pm
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Default 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.

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Old 2016-06-04, 11:43am
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That piece is certainly intriguing! I want to reach through the screen to pick it up and have a closer look.

I have no help for ya, unfortunately.
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Old 2016-06-04, 11:55am
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Thanks for looking, Gayle.
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Old 2016-06-04, 5:40pm
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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?
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Old 2016-06-05, 10:45am
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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.
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Old 2016-06-05, 8:01pm
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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.
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Old 2016-06-06, 10:07am
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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.
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Old 2016-06-06, 12:04pm
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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.
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Old 2016-06-06, 12:06pm
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Cosmo, that was my thought, too.
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