Leaded Slag Glass Pendants were made by slumping
or bending parts of sheets of Slag Glass and shaping
them into very interesting designs of different
colors and texture. The bending was done by heating
the glass in a kiln until it " slumped " to form the
shape of the various molds that were used. After the
desired shape was created the piece of glass was
surrounded by copper or lead foil which then allowed
the pieces to be " leaded " together with a soldering
iron to form the Pendant.
These Antique Pendants are very often
associated with the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau period.
Their spare but interesting designs work well with the
parallel lines in Arts & Crafts furniture. Then some of
these Antique Lights had a more organic feel to them.