Dichroic Jewellery

What is Dichroic?

Originally created for the aerospace industry, dichroic (di-crow-ik) glass is valued and prized in the art glass world. It is designed to reflect and transmit light at the same time. Your eye sees very crisp and vibrant colours which change when seen from different angles.

Dichroic glass is made in a heated vacuum chamber where aluminium, chromium, silicon, titanium and zirconium are vaporised and applied to the glass in varying layers, depending on the colours desired.

I have drawers full of dichroic glass in my studio. It's one of my favourite glasses to work with. I just love the colours and patterns, the way it shines and changes colour in the light. As dichroic glass is very expensive, I usually just use it for small projects such as pendants and earrings.