Item # : MT10225FC160R
Stylish and unique, this Murano Glass hair clip is created using famous Millefiori technique perfected by Murano glass masters over the centuries. To achieve this elegant look, tiny mosaic glass pieces are cut from special rods, then arranged into patterns by hand and finally fused together and cooled repeatedly in special Murano furnaces. The resulting rich hues and unique design of this Murano hair clip will complement any hair color and add artistic Venetian accent to any outfit. Make a gift of fine Murano craftsmanship and timeless Venetian romance to yourself or a special woman in your life.
Measurements: This Murano Glass hair clip measures 3 1/2 inches in length and 3/4 inch in width.
The hair clip comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity. The special sticker of the official Murano Glass Consortium, further proving the authenticity of this product, is attached to the back of the hair clip.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
Very complimentary to my hair.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Lynn R
I love my clips! They are beautiful, hold well and arrived more quickly than I had anticipated.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame. While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow.
A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape. Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.