Kim DiJulio Designs
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- DICHROIC EARRINGS
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DICHROIC FACT PAGE & CATEGORY INDEX
Questions & Answers
What is Dichroic Glass?
The technical definition of dichroism is an
optical effect observed in certain
crystalline materials, in which two different colors are seen
when the crystals are
viewed in different directions. Dichroism is observed only in colored
more so in deeply colored than in pale substances. The base, or
color of dichroic glass is identified by viewing the glass straight
on in transmitted
light. When the glass is turned to 45 degrees, the glass
shifts to its secondary
color. When there is no transmitted light, the coating becomes
a third color in
reflection. This is the main reason it is difficult to explain
or photograph the
mysterious beauty of the alternating colors. When dealing with dichroics,
to either Additive (red, green & blue) or Subtractive (yellow, magenta
colors. To obtain a green transmission of light, both red & blue rays
need to be
reflected. The right combination of red & blue can appear pink. When the
of light are such that you can see through the glass, and the color is
same piece will appear pink when looking at the reflection.
The base glass is polished with rouge, then cleaned
to the molecular level
with several types of solvents. The glass is then coated with extremely
films of elements, such as titanium, magnesium, zirconium, etc. The elements
are evaporated and vacuum deposited onto the glass to such a fine degree
thickness that certain wavelengths of light will pass through and others
be reflected. The light rays which do get through the coated glass appear
take on the color characteristics of the coating. Up to twenty layers
such as Beryllium, Chromium, Selenium, Yttrium and Tin are used. The Laws
Refraction as well as the differences in Refractive Indexes between air,
and the coating layers dictate how and why the glass changes color when
from different angles.
Dichroic Glass Color Relationships:
Transmitted color is the color you see when looking through the glass,
it is on black glass the transmitted color is completely absorbed and
the reflected color is viewed. The reflected color is the color reflected
back or not absorbed by the glass. Shift color is the change in the reflection
color of the glass after it has been heated; dichroic glass shifts towards
next lighter color traveling towards the purple end of the spectrum. The
depends on the highest temperature the glass is exposed to, how long the
is, the particular coating used and how many times the glass has been
Viewing the raw glass at a 45 degree angle gives a representation of the
color achieved after firing.
 Transmitted Color -  Shift Color
-  Reflected Color
Magenta - shifts to Yellow - reflects Teal Green. Blue - shifts to Magenta
- reflects Gold.
Cyan - shifts to Turquoise - reflects Red Orange. Yellow -shifts to Clear
- reflects Blue.
Purple Red - shifts to Orange - reflects Silver Blue. Orange - shifts
to Yellow Orange -
reflects Blue. Green - shifts to Blue - reflects Hot Pink. Yellow Green
- shifts to
Turquoise - reflects Violet.
Dichroic Glass is Fascinating to Me
"I have been specializing in dichroic glass for many years being
fascinated by its elusive properties of multidimensional iridescence and
opaline depth. I am enjoying trying to break boundaries and use dichroic
in different manifestations. Piecing intricate designs together further
multidimensional dichroic properties. I have a lot of pleasure incorporating
22 K gold decals of icons over many of my designs to form my themes and
familiar iconic scenes." "I am hoping my customers share in
the strong meaning and
find personal identification with my jewelry pieces. Please enjoy browsing
my site and thank you for visiting." Kim DiJulio
Ice Dichroic Fused Glass Creations
Creations of Tiny Worlds of Emotional Favorites
Dichroic Pendants | Abstracts
| Theme Icons | Beaded Necklaces
Dichroic Beads | Wire-Wrapped Pendants | Gifts
Special Orders are Welcome
Themes: The Sea | Horses | Cats | Birds
| Safari Animals | Dance
Hearts | Flowers & Plants | Religion
INDEX of our Categories:
- Pendants/Abstract - Fiery multi-colored dichroic fused glass
pendants in unusual &
unique abstract shapes and designs.
- Pendants/Icons - Dichroic pendants with 22k Gold iconic themes:
the Sea, Horses,
Safari Animals, Birds, Cats, Flowers, Insects & Plants, Snowflakes, Feathers, Hearts,
& Dance, Humanity and Religion.
- Dichroic Earrings - Fabulous selection of dichroic glass earrings
that will get you raves.
Pierced earrings from posts to drops of showstopping styles.
Email for clip-ons.
- Beaded Necklaces - A beautiful dichroic glass centerpiece
incorporated into a color
coordinated beaded necklace.
- Dichroic Channel Beads - Dichroic pendants with a permanent
hole fused within the
pendant for a metal-free permanent channeled pendant bead. String it
on leather, silk,
ribbons or chains!
- Wirewrapped - Fused dichroic cabochons creatively wrapped in
sterling silver or gold-
filled wire forming a cage that doubles for a bail.
- Molten Ice Gifts - Dichroic glass embellishments on wine bottle
stoppers, belt buckles,
letter openers, purse holders and many more great ideas.
Questions & Answers
- How Do I Order?
When you decide on your order feel free to either
CALL US at 1-970-464-1193 and order over the phone Monday
- Saturday 12noon - 5:00pm
or EMAIL US at email@example.com
and we can call you at your convenience.
We accept VISA, MC, Discover and major bank debit cards.
- How Do You Ship? USPS
Priority is the usual, Fed Ex and UPS are available
upon request. Ships within three days, arrives in a sweet gift box.
- What Is Your Guarantee?
All my glass jewelry is guaranteed to arrive in perfect
condition and are guaranteed for life from manufacturing defects. I
can not guarantee the
glass from breakage, but I can always try to repair broken items for
a nominal fee. I use
sterling silver, gold-filled or niobium wire for earwires and wirewrapping.
If you don't love
it, send it back, after receiving a return code, for a full refund,
minus shipping, within two
weeks. Refund is initiated after item is received by us. Return shipping is paid by buyer.
- Do You Do Special Orders?
Yes! I love a challange! I can design something
unique or try to recreate one of my designs in a different color or shape.
- Do the 22K Gold Decals Last?
Yes! I melt the gold decals into the glass and
the image will last for its lifetime, whether it is inside under a cover of glass
or exposed on
top of the glass.
- Does Glass Jewelry Ever Break?
Yes it can! Properly annealed glass is
very strong but caution should always used and precaution; store
your piece of jewelry
carefully to protect from breakage and scratching, best to protect glass pendants
swinging wildly into surfaces, take care when wearing glass cabochon rings, especially be
gentle with pairs of dangling glass earrings.
Some designs are more artistic; I may compromise the structure
for a cool idea, maybe
thinner for a special effect - these styles will have an obvious forewarning
written in the
description, then extra care should be taken to insure their safety.
Kim DiJulio - Designer, Developer, Artisan
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