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Chopstick, Blessed (1 Pair Per Pack)

$15.00

The Collection: Tableware

Blessed, Chopsticks as a Blessing

Chopsticks.  It would be hard to imagine Chinese culture without them.  They bring together families and friends, and bless us gathered around the dining table with great cuisine and warm memories.

“Blessed” chopsticks are elaborately ornamented with signature LIULI peonies, a long stainless steel tip for a clean palette, and a dot of liuli crystal for that elegant touch.  Its body as well as its accompanying pouch is designed for conscious habits and sustainability.

Chopsticks are more than just a tool, they are a blessing.  When gathered at the table, take only what you need with them from what is offered and leave the rest for those you share that meal with.  This is as much an art as a tool, and to share in the tradition is to give blessings to those you break bread with, it is a form of expressing your hope and wishes for your friends and family.

箸福, 這不只是一雙筷子

有緣同桌吃飯,記得說句「請慢用」,祝福身邊的人慢慢品嚐,吃得開心,也珍惜同桌共餐的人。用筷子時,只夾取自己所需的食物,其他的則留給他人,珍惜取用的每一口食物。

筷子,不僅是一雙筷子,它更是一份祝福的分享、一份感恩之心的傳遞。 祝(箸)福每個人,吃得飽,睡得好,每天都快樂 !

Item No.:

CVT123.X16AS

Size:

9.84"L x 0.30"D x 0.30"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass (on the upper body), Silver, and Polyvinyl Chloride

Content: 

1 pair Chopstick in a red cloth-bag. 

Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

Exquisite LIULI Gift Bags

Packaging Award by Germany's iF Design Award

Every art pieces comes with the gift-ready packaging including gift box & bag, product's description card, greeting card, and authentic certificate*.

* Authentic certificate only comes with most art pieces at the valued of $500 and more, which include the signature of the artist, product detail, and the edition number (if applied).

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Artist/Founder Loretta H. Yang leads a team of experienced artisans to create arts that honor the richness of cultural heritage and value.

Step No. 1: Design and sculpting

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Step 2 of the process involves coating our original clay sculpture in silicone. Layer after layer (3 to 7 layers) is fastidiously coated to produce a negative mold, a crucial step in capturing the prevision of the sculpture. Each layer must dry completely before additional layer is applied, thickness must be uniform to prevent leakage of wax. Once complete, the clay is removed to reveal a negative silicone mold.

Step No. 2: Silicone molding

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Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax into a negative mold.

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Once wax has solidified and cooled, release the wax form by carefully peeling back the silicone mold. Like a butterfly molting, the silicon is shed to reveal a positive wax form.

Step No. 4: Shedding of silicon mold to obtain the wax form

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A careful refinement of the wax sculpture. Because every microinch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty. Our artists refine the wax mold to its final perfection.

Step No. 5: Wax form refinement; removing imperfections

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The wax mold is placed on a wooden plank in a metal container and plaster is poured and solidified. Embedding wax form with fire-resistant plaster.

Step No. 6: Coating the wax sculpture with plaster to form a refractory mold

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Wax is steamed out of the plaster under high heat yielding a negative plaster mold.

Step No. 7: Removal of wax with steam—the essence of the “lost-wax” process

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Liuli ingredients are created through unique firing and processing of glass. Color and size appropriate pieces are placed within the plaster and fired.

Step No 8: Choosing color; kiln firing

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Fire and melt. Under intense heat, a new vision of transparency and clarity is born.

Step No. 9: Re-firing at 1,400 degrees Celsius

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Extreme patience and care are necessary when removing the plaster to prevent damage.

Step No. 10: Removal of plaster mold

When the art pieces emerge, our masters step in to carefully chip away the plaster mold. Like excavating fragile archaeological relics, one false move and you're left with broken shards.

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First comes die-cutting - smoothing the crystal down to the last microinch. Rough polish, removal of excess support, refinement and fine surface polish with a high-speed fabric wheel.

Step No. 11: Retouching of details; burnishing and polishing

Our artist refines and re-polishes each and every detail yet again.

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An etched number on the base of each piece indicates its limited edition and reminds us to never stop creating. After the engraving - an official LIULI artwork is born.

Step No.12: Final inspection; etching of serial number; packaging