Looking for a unique ornament to add to your holiday tradition this year??
——Well look no further.
This ornament is great for a Christmas tree, or to hang in a window year round as a sun catcher.
Did you know that glass is an amorphous solid??
Because of the physics of hot glass, the way it seems to behave as both a liquid and a solid, we are able to make objects such as this bauble. It is created by carefully weaving a copper wire cage, and then blowing a molten glass bubble inside! The hot glass quickly cools and “freezes” in the shape it took in that moment. Each one is unique and is defined by how the glass chooses to behave as it is inflated inside of the copper cage.
——— The intricate patterns seen in the glass was made by a traditional Italian technique called a “cane roll up.”
This technique starts with a solid chunk of colored glass.
The colored glass is mixed with clear glass in a specific desired pattern, and heated at 2,100+ •F.
Once the glass is melted at these high temperatures, it is then stretched across the room and pulled into thin rods of glass.
Each line of color is a representation of an individual cane pull!
These canes can then be cut, reheated, twisted and pulled again, or used as is. In order to make a bubble, these pencil-like canes are laid out side by side, melted together and rolled up onto the end of a blow pipe.
After pinching and cutting off the end, voila! You have a bubble!
—> see the last two images for a reference of what glass cane looks like
——— This listing is for this exact ornament pictured.
Handmade in Seattle, Washington by the shop owner, Minhi.