Living Water handcrafted artisan glass cross necklaces feature rods of glass heated to about 1100 degrees (F). As the main color of glass is heated, additional colors are melted and added. "Stringers", thin threads of melted glass are pulled with tweezers and applied to make distinctive patterns. Once this is done, the main glass rod and all of its additions are melted to fit into a mold. A layer of transparent glass is added on top of the design to make the surface even. Each and every Living Water cross is created by hand to make a truly unique gift - just like you!