Becoming…Global Necklace-24kt gold foil Murano Glass
This golden multicoloured piece was meant to be a pandemic response, but it applies to your whole life.
I watched as the Murano glass ball was made among the ancient furnaces on the island of Murano in Italy. He spun a glob of melted glass on a rod, covered it with 24kt gold foil, then dipped that into a pot of glass chips and fired it. I thought it represented the globe with all of the peoples and animals of different hue. I bought it along with a ton of other Murano glass (I admit it, I am a glass geek).
It remained in my stash until 2020 when I stumbled upon it during the pandemic. All the news was so depressing and everyone seemed to be whining, so I made this piece as a reminder to think globally; find a global perspective to keep your individual balance.
The round features exterior 24kt gold foil on a solid glass ball with bright colors of tiny fragments of Millefiori glass chips melted onto the surface. The effect is a rich look without being dressy.
The hammered gold filled links of the chain are burnished so they shimmer rather than shine, because that job belongs to the glass – and you!
The 20mm solid glass ball has been properly annealed to ensure strength .
At 75cm/30in long, this necklace looks great over turtlenecks and collared shirts. Lots of colours in the glass means this piece will go with just about everything!