Originally developed for the aerospace industry, Dichroic glass is clear or coloured glass placed in a vacuum chamber in which quartz crystal and metal oxides are vaporized. The resulting mist settles on the glass and forms a unique crystal structure that both reflects and transmits light. You see one colour when you look at the reflected surface and a different colour that is transmitted through the glass. This is why the colour shifts and changes depending on the angle you are looking at it from. I then take the Dichroic glass and my stained glass scraps and melt them together at 1450 degrees F in my kiln to create one of a kind cabochons to incorporate into my jewelry, stained glass windows, and lamps.