Dichroic Glass of Blues and Greens Wire Wrapped in Copper Wire Pendant
Dichroic Glass of Blues and Greens Wire Wrapped in Copper Wire Pendant
Eclectic abstract design is what this pendant represents. The wire abstract wrapping floats randomly around the dichroic glass round focal bead. The colors found in the bead are aqua, black, gold, and silver, to name a few. The structure of the bead is so that there are many iridescent colors depending on how the light is reflected. This focal bead is round and flat. The colors are reflected on the front surface while the back is solid black. The copper wire wrapping is highly abstract enhancing the mood of the pendant. The bail and random wrapping are constructed as one piece. The wire is threaded through the one hole at the top of the bead. The bail is wire wrapped and is large enough to accommodate any chain or chosen necklace. The wire wrapping is slightly extended from the bead surface. This pendant is made with Artistic Wire which is tarnish resistant. With proper care it will maintain its luster for many years. (See Below)
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LENGTH: 3.0 Inches
WIDTH: 2.0 Inches
WEIGHT: 1.0 Ounce
BAIL DIAMETER: 0.50 Inch
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ITEM NUMBER: P#027
PENDANT: as defined by - https://www.britannica.com/art/pendant-jewelry
Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age, when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
DICHROIC GLASS: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
Dichroic glass is glass that displays multiple colors when viewed in varying light conditions. The changes in color depend on the angle of view. The main use of dichroic glass is for decoration and other forms of art.
FOCAL BEAD: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
Any item that is used as the central element in a necklace, bracelet or other jewelry design. A focal component is intended to be the main attention-getter, the "focal point." Examples include pendants, carved gemstone beads, cabochons in settings, etc. Sometimes referred to as a "station."
COPPER Defined: cop·per1 [kop-er] Show IPA noun
A malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish-brown color: used in large quantities as an electrical conductor and in the manufacture of alloys, as brass and bronze.
ARTISTIC WIRE: As described by BEADUCATION:
This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
PENDANTS HISTORY: This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor on Britannica.com
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore pendants that were sometimes of huge dimensions, usually bearing commemorative or auspicious scenes in which the sovereign is being deified. Other pendants were in the shape of flies, winged scarabs, vultures, the eye of the god Horus, falcons, and sacred serpents. An exquisite example of an early gold pendant is that of two hornets clasped together, found in Mycenae and dating from the 17th century bce. Etruscan pendants were decorated with spindles and cylinders, figured, or in the shape of human heads. Greek and Hellenistic pendants usually formed the entire necklace. Pendants in the shape of a bulla are frequent in Roman necklaces, but there are also examples of cameos, intaglios, and gold coins mounted as pendants.
During the Middle Ages, characteristic jewels were the reliquary, or devotional, pendant and the cross, chased or enamelled with religious subjects and often set in an architectural frame. One of the most famous early pendant reliquaries, which belonged to Charlemagne, contained relics of the True Cross and the crown of thorns under a sapphire set with gold. In the 14th century it was customary for noblemen to wear necklaces with pendants bearing heraldic subjects; pendants worn by women generally depicted sentimental subjects.
Toward the beginning of the 16th century, pendants became decorative rather than religious objects. The Renaissance artists created numerous beautiful crosses and figured pendants modelled in high relief and depicting numerous subjects, such as mermaids, tritons, animals and ships, and mythological and religious scenes. Often, the irregular shapes of baroque pearls were exploited and adapted for the bodies of human beings or animals, whose faces and limbs were modelled in gold and enamelled.
In the Baroque period there was a return in pendants to engraved figures and intaglio and cameo cutting, framed in geometric decorative designs containing gems and, later, in ribbons and floral designs done mainly in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls. Such pendants continued to be popular until the end of the 18th century.
The Empire style attached no great importance to pendants, and most of the rare examples consist of cameo medallions. In the 19th century the Art Nouveau school created pendants with a lovely aesthetic line in which the most common motifs were women’s figures and profiles, butterflies, peacocks, insects, and flowers.
This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor.
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