These lovely rain drops are created by carefully letting the hot molten glass slide off the pipe until they cool enough to be frozen in time. Cut to length, they are then moved to the torch area to make the glass tip bend into a loop for hanging purposes.
This is part of our "2nd Design" (TM) line. These are items that use recycled glass from our studio to create a second life for the glass. Often blue in color, they are the way we recycle glass that is accumulated during our regular blowing session. Normally this glass would go into a landfill, but we reheat it again, adding minerals to create a rich blue color and then use it for certain original items in our studio.
Each one is handmade, one at a time, by our talented craftsmen! The end wraps around in a glass loop large enough that you can place a ribbon or piece of yarn thru it to hang.
We suggest getting the pack of 3 because 1 just isn't enough! :)
Made in Dearborn, Michigan!
Being "green" is second nature here at the Glass Academy!
When our excess glass is melted down, all the other color melts out except for blue. Cobalt, the metal that creates the color blue in glass, always remains! The result is this beautiful watery blue color.