There are several techniques employed in making cased floral vases. Colored glass rods and glass millefiori are used to create the distinct flowers that are cased and suspended in molten crystal glass. The crystal glass is then blown and hand-formed into its final shape. The piece is then polished, signed and given a number for its limited edition. It is important to understand that the color in the vase and the flowers are not painted on with paints. The pieces are all completely made of glass. We are very proud that we have developed and use all our own colors and glass formulas. We start with raw materials: sand, soda ash, potash and metal oxides, and finish with these beautiful pieces.