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What is Ancient Glass?

What is Ancient Glass?

The mysteries of history are sometimes revealed in fragments and bits and pieces. Sharp tools chipped from volcanic obsidian are the first recorded uses of glass, dating back to the stone age. Glass vessels were first created, most likely,by the people of Mesopotania and Ancient Egypt. By the time of ancient Rome, glass had become a status symbol. Glass was used to create functional objects, from tiny bottles to large bowls. Artisans were in demand, and they were making glass by mixing two simple ingredients: silica and soda. Silica sand is made of crushed quartz, and by adding soda, or...

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Gingko Leaf Pendants

Gingko Leaf Pendants

The Gingko Tree symbolizes longevity and profound endurance { 4 Gingkos survived the bombing of Hiroshima and are still growing today! } Years ago, I had a Gingko tree growing in my yard and I learned that they were one of the original trees on the planet, which amazed me.This tree also is an urban gem, tolerating heat, confined spaces and air pollution. In fall, the leaves turn a lovely golden hue. Each leaf is a fan shape with a scalloped edge, and naturally, each leaf has a unique outline of its own. The patterns of gingko leaves remind me...

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