GJIIE 2012 will be a unique event for the jewellery industry in southern India and is one of the International B-2-B Jewellery Exhibition in the region, jointly organized by UBM India and The Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association (MJDMA) . UBM is the organizer and owner of several global jewellery trade fairs, including Asia ‘s biggest international jewellery trade fair, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair, which is held annually. This fair attracts 40,000 visitors from 140 countries and regions, and over 2,400 exhibitors from 47 countries and regions.
We came across this unique and innovative approach in making glass jewelry with recycled glass. Though the jewelry is made in Minneapolis, USA, the technique impressed us to write about it. It made us remember the designs we had experimented with broken glass bangles. With love for designer accessories and artificial jewelry making waves in our daily life, this is a real catchy concept.
Melting Glass with Sunshine
Methods and Techniques
Glass is melted in the intense heat at the focal point of the giant lens. Gravity and surface tension pull the glass into a lobe that cools as it falls and stretches into the Sundrop shape.