But sometimes the bling is a bit too intense, and I want a more subtle look. In that case I sand-blast the glass, which allows the inner dichroic layers to show but the effect is much more muted I can add a special coating that adds some transparency back but maintains the subtle effect. The glass seems to glow.
These two pieces illustrate the difference. I love having the option to fit the mood to each particular piece of glass and silver design.
Which effect is your favorite? Are you a sparkle person, or a glow person, or does it depend on your mood?