Welcome to OMI by Lise
What is an Omi?
An OMI is a one-of-a-kind jewel, made by fusing various rare and beautiful glasses. Each piece goes through four to eight firings, with new glass added as every stage. The piece might be re-cut, ground and re-shaped between firings. During each firing, the glass is cooked for 3-4 hours at temperatures nearing 2000 degrees, then cooled for three hours.
By layering dichroic glass, clear glass and silver wire, a remarkable depth and brilliance is achieved, creating a holographic effect. Every piece is handmade by the artist, Lise, in her Connecticut studio.
Evolution of an OMI
On the left you see a red/gold piece and a turqouise/green piece evolving through multiple firings.
Depending on the evolution of each piece, either a bail can be added, or in a final firing silver wire can be inlaid.