Kiln-fired dichroic glass studs that change hues and sparkles with changing light. Studs are approximately 1/2" across. Each is handmade and there is some slight variation in size.
Mary Ellen Shank of Maybloom discussing her work:
"For the past several years I have been focusing on dichroic glass, in particular, engraving on several layers of glass and placing the layers together then firing it in a kiln. The result is a three-dimensional design that allows the viewer to see through all three layers.
Each piece is completely different and has its own beauty, color, and style. This is my unique way to draw on glass and because it fires in a kiln the results are somewhat what I planned with that element of surprise that firing glass always produces."