meet locally grown ‘wisteria’

meet locally grown ‘wisteria’

glassblowers find harmony in scattering purple petals:

in each step, the most subtle nuances affect how the petals form, fall, and glow. 

just like all glassybaby, it takes four glassblowers to make 'wisteria.' here, we show a few unique steps to these purple petals. 

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the glassblowers dip the melted glass into a bowl of purple ‘frit,' kind of like you dip your ice-cream cone into a bowl of sprinkles. 

it requires extra heat to melt the frit into the glass-- if it's too hot, the color will burn. if it's too cold, air bubbles will form. 

this video is part of the "overlay" process, where a thin layer of glass is coated over another.

in this step, there is a bubble the size of a hazelnut being smoothed out to ensure there are no air bubbles. 

with 'wisteria,' the glassblowers have to go through this motion twice -- once for the petals, once for the clear glass. 

as the glassblower pulls out the melted glass, the petals emerge, going from small dots to beautiful sprinkled petals. 

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'wisteria' is made in a similar process as 'petal.' basically glassybaby sisters.

 

 

 

10% of the sale of each 'wisteria' will be donated to the glassybaby white light fund to help people, animals, and the planet heal. 

warning: will make you feel like a princess

warning: will make you feel like a princess

amazing james

amazing james