Item # : CS_KC3
Live in style and never lose your keys with our beautiful Murano Glass keychain - a perfect memento of Venice, the most unique of Italian cities. The handcrafted Venetian keychain is created in famous Millefiori technique, a labor-intensive process hailing from ancient Egypt. The glass-makers first create thin Millefiori rods, then cut them into tiny mosaic pieces, which are arranged into patterns and fused together to make these colorful cubes. This Murano keychain boasts rich colors and fun stylized flower patterns to instantly lift your mood and your style. Smooth, bright, and sized to fit comfortably in your hand, pocket, or purse, this keychain is a must for anyone who appreciates Italian design and fine Murano craftsmanship. It makes a great practical gift for yourself or someone special.
Measurements: Each cube measures 1/2 inch on its side. The total length of the hanging part is 3 inches. The keyring measures 1 x 3/4 inch. The keychain comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
It all starts with crafting special Millefiori canes with a pattern inside, then cutting them into small pieces and carefully sorting them by hand inside a Murano Glass factory in Venice, Italy. The next step is making a Murano Glass bead by hand under a small flame. Then, while it is still hot, dipping the bead into the tray of tiny Millefiori pieces of appropriate colors to create a unique design and pattern. Lastly, the master reheats the bead again to make sure the Millefiori inclusions are completely infused into its surface, finalizes shaping it, and gradually cools it down. Thus, painstakingly, bead by bead, the artisans in Venice, Italy create Murano Glass Millefiori necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and other Venetian jewelry pieces with beautiful mosaic patterns. This work has been going on for hundreds of years and today Murano Glass masters still use only basic tools and skills honed by decades of experience in their factories and workshops on Murano island.