Category: crystal

VIDEO: Glassblowing Artist Turns Molten Glass Into Lotus Flowers, Hummingbirds, and Beyond

The fine art of glassblowing is every bit as intimidating as it seems. From impossibly detailed crystalware to the idea of shaping molten glass from a furnace burning at thousand-degree temperatures—imagining anyone making/working with that is just mind blowing. But artists do. And watching them do it is just as amazing as you’d imagine. The craft…


Archeologists Unearth 5,000-Year-Old Crystal Dagger in Chieftain’s Tomb in Spain

Archeologists in Spain have discovered a 5,000-year-old crystal dagger dating all the way back to prehistoric civilizations. Not only is the relic quite rare, but researchers believe its users hoped to access “magical powers” through wielding it, among other uses. In the megalithic tomb of Montelirio tholos, located in southwestern Spain, researchers discovered a treasure…