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.
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.
'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.