Item # : CM_KCSQ_4
Get your very own key to unlock the beauty and uniqueness of Murano Island and its ancient tradition of handcrafted blown Murano Glass. This unusual Murano keychain in the shape of a key is a wonderful reminder of everything Murano is famous for - centuries-old artistic heritage, unparalleled richness of colors, and talented artisans that sustain the tradition for generations and make little wonders from molten glass.
Measurements: This Murano Glass keychain measures 2 1/4 inches in height and 1 inch in width in its widest part. It comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity. The back of the keychain has a pattern of words "VETRO DI MURANO" ("Murano Glass") and "MADE IN ITALY" for further assurance that this is a genuine Murano Glass piece.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
Lampworking technique of glass-making, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was revived by Murano glass artisans around the fourteenth century. This technique is based on heating up a blob of glass under a small flame from a lamp or a torch until it reaches malleable state, then blowing and using simple tools or just hands to create various forms and designs. Lampworking allows the artisan's creativity to blossom, as copper sparkles, various minerals, and pieces of glass cane are fused together in this process to create rich colors and imaginative patterns that are always unique. Murano Glass masters often use lampworking method to create small jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, or rings, as well as keychains, barrettes, pillboxes, and figurines.