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.
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 colours by undergoing a colour 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 colours depending on the angle of view, causing an array of colours to be displayed as an example of thin-film optics. The resulting glass is used for decorative purposes such as stained glass, jewellery and other forms of glass art. The commercial title of “dichroic” can also display three or more colours (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: 6cm x 6cm