It’s only fitting that these vintage industrial metal pendants hang over this painting. A vintage ocean liner painted on salvaged metal with industrial pendants. Perfect together. These pendants are made with no ordinary metal. It’s spun aluminum topped off with brass accents. We like to call it the Crown Jewel. Not to be confused with the Queen’s crown jewels. But they look just as good. They were inspired by vintage warehouse lights from Europe and are fully equipped with an aluminum base, brass screws and a milk glass shade. We like the milk glass because it eliminates the glare from the bulb. And like these pendants, milk glass has a vintage history too.
Vintage Industrial Metal Pendants
Milk glass is an opaque, milk white colored glass. It’s hand blown or pressed and can be made into a variety of shapes. Milk glass contains a dispersion of particles with a refractive index that is significantly different than normal clear glass. The size and density of the particles control the overall effect on the glass and range from mild to opaque white. Opacifiers are added and dissolved in the molten glass and create color when the glass is cooled. Or in layman’s terms, stuff is added to the glass to make it white. Nonetheless, the milk glass is made and we like the effect it has on our vintage industrial metal pendants. Hang them over the kitchen island or they also look good hanging over the meat counter in your local delicatessen. Either way they will add vintage style to your space. Got milk glass?