Filati

.75″ x .5″, glass

This week I made a micro-mosaic inside an old gear (from one of the first mills in Massachusetts). The gears that members of the New England Mosaic Society make will all be shown at the Charles River Museum of Industry and then sent down to be installed in Rachel Sager’s Ruins Project. ¬†Inspired by Rachel’s filati work, I turned on my torch for the first time this year and pulled what I’d call messy cane and the mosaic world would apparently call filati. Turns out it’s lots of fun! This pendant, in a smaller bezel than usual, is made from sections of filati turned on their ends and ¬†from the the smooth, curved sections of glass that came from where I grabbed the hot glass with my tweezers.