This piece was created by Merritt and her Dragon (a mobile glassblowing studio) located in her backyard.
Each orb is a single gather* of glass which allows it to be very light and fragile. Along with the clear glass this orb is coated with awhite frit then layered with an aqua blue. When the orb is hit off the blowpipe a clear hook is applied to the top to finish it off.
*one dip into the molten glass