For those who may not know I fuse glass and adore Dichroic.
Here is a little history on this type of fancy as well as expensive glass so a little for me goes a long way.
Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that it has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, as certain wavelengths of light either pass through or are reflected. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors shift depending on the angle of view. Dichroic glass is an example of thin-film optics.
I make many things out in the shop and will once it is spring and sadly winter has just begun.
Here are two different offerings from me. Glass buttons!
The first ones measure about 3/8″ across and with glass nothing is really exact with me as I let it flow until it is pretty. Simple just like me. There are 6 of them in this gorgeous color of greens and blues. All dichroic and sparkly. The photos are really not doing them justice I am afraid but on a pink, yellow or even a white sweater they would really pop!
These will sell for $3.00 US for 6 of them.
The second offering of Glass Buttons are made the same way. In the kiln they are fire to a full fuse stage to soften all edges. On this set I also used glass but this time on a Black background of fusible glass with Purple dichroic glass. Now in this group the sparkle is more prominent than the green/blue ones.
I must make a new light box to try to capture the true colors as it will really matter if you have already made your project. If you collect buttons on the other hand these are hand-made and I will not be making any more that will be exactly like these.
These will sell 5 for $3.00 US
Thanks for taking a look at these latest offerings.