It’s been damp and drizzly and chilly in the Midwest lately.  I say either fly me to somewhere tropical, or bring on the snow!

Oeffling - stained glass snowflakeLinda Oeffling, Stained Glass Snowflake, iridized krackle

Featured today are some snowflakes coming out of the studio.  Stained glass work, they are copper wired along the outside rim so they won’t pull apart in time.

Linda Oeffling - stained glass snowflakeLinda Oeffling, Stained Glass Snowflake, frost glass with dichroic center

The snowflakes with more open design have a spot of dichroic glass at the center.  Dichroic glass is an interesting material, originating with the aerospace industry.  In a special manufacturing process, metal oxides bond with glass in a vacuum chamber.  The resulting material reflects certain wavelengths of light and allows other to pass through. The result is a glowing, eye-catching glass that brings a sparkle to the project, capturing light in a unique way.