Dichroic glass is an amazing creation used in much of Shiny Objects' glass jewelry. The development and availability of this incredible material can be credited to NASA. Originally developed for the aerospace industry, the material consists of micro-thin layers of various metals and oxides of metals which have been infused onto sheets of glass. The artists use both torches and kilns to create their beautiful jewelry, working carefully not to "burn out" the unique combination of metals. Dependent on temperature and time of expoure to varying amounts and types of heat, the result is a one-of-a-kind artistic creation designed to be admired and enjoyed for years to come.