The process begins with conceptualizing the design.

The raw material of dichroic glass is cut, forming the cabichon by layering two to four pieces of glass, then fusing them by firing in a kiln. Refinements are made with multiple grindings and firings of the cabichon piece. Additional glass is fused incrementally in the firings until the cabichon is transformed into a miniature abstract composition.

Dichroic glass is unique in that differing colors are seen when the cabichon is viewed at various angles.

Recently, I have combined cast pewter in classic geometric shapes with the fused dichroic glass pieces to create unique, one of a kind, pendants.

Hand hammering or etching of the cast pewter shapes has opened up new creative options to frame the beauty of the glass.



cabichon: a gemstone, ceramic, porcelain or glass element cut or shaped in a distinctive way — flat on one side and domed or rounded on the other side.