Item # : MT10225FC53
Effortlessly beautiful, this Murano Glass hair clip is handcrafted using Murano's famous Millefiori technique, with colorful mosaic glass pieces fused together in a unique pattern. The trendy look of this hairclip is a tribute to the skill of the Murano glass masters who perfected the complicated Millefiori decorative technique developed on Murano Island in the middle ages. This elegant Venetian accessory will complement any hair color and add a stylish Italian accent to any outfit. Make a gift of fine Murano craftsmanship and Venetian artistry to yourself or a special woman in your life.
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.
Measurements: The hair clip measures 3 1/2 inches in length and 3/4 inch in width.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by Tammy K
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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.