This pendant is wire-wrapped fused glass. We have a bunch of fused glass pieces lying around from a workshop YEARS ago, some wire, and a new book about wrapping wire. What was a girl to do?
The main part of the piece is actually the spider web wrapping on the back. The larger wires holding it wrap around to the front to hold the glass in place with a disgusting number of spirals.
Interestingly, my brother made this piece of fused glass at the workshop, as part of a family holiday during the Thanksgiving break a few years ago. I wrapped it in wire last Thanksgiving break. And now here I am, posting about it on this blog, over my Thanksgiving break. How crazy is that!?!