Mums Under Glass
Beautiful chrysanthemums, long symbolic of optimism, joy, and long friendship, are the topic of hundreds of classic Chinese poems. With these pendants, glass artist Madeline Rile Smith honors their blossoms in her own medium. Madeline works with fire, heat control, color, gravity, tools, and serious know-how to create the stunning, 3D effect of petals enclosed in clear glass. Because of the volatility of temperature, flame, and chemistry, each pendant is a little different from the next, making every one a unique work of wearable art. Made from sturdy borosilicate glass, they are fully kiln-annealed for maximum durability. Handmade in Philadelphia.