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Kick Off the Year in Style – Take Part in Our Murano Glass Giveaway!

It is a new year and a new chance to win something beautiful from GlassOfVenice! Our Murano Glass giveaways proved wildly popular over the years. No wonder, it is a win-win: our customers and admirers love a good deal and we are happy to keep the passion live by gifting our artistic beautiful pieces. So we are announcing OUR NEXT MURANO GLASS GIVEAWAY which we are now running on Facebook.

If you are in the United States get a chance to win a beautiful 18mm Murano Glass Millefiori Pendant in gold-plated or silver frame (your choice) absolutely free by becoming our Fan on Facebook and taking part in our January Murano Glass Giveaway. The giveaway will be running for one week concluding on January 29th at 11:59 PM EST. If you are the lucky winner, you will see for yourself how wearing one gets you many compliments every day.


Murano Millefiori Pendant

Rules for Millefiori Pendant Giveaway from GlassOfVenice.


Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to US Residents only with Facebook accounts. You must become our Fan on Facebook and complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway started on January 22nd and will close on January 29th, at 11:59 pm EST Time. To enter click on Murano Glass Giveaway and follow directions on the page. The winner will be contacted by e-mail at the conclusion of the Giveaway. Good luck!

About Murano Millefiori
Millefiori (known in Italian as Murrine) is an ancient glass-making technique invented by the Romans around the 1st Century B.C., then lost, and subsequently rediscovered by the talented Venetian glass masters in the late 15th Century. Millefiori technique is a labor-intensive multi-stage process. The first step is the creation of the special thin glass rods with various multi-color star- or flower patterns inside. These rods are then cut into little mosaic-like pieces called Murrine, which are assembled by hand into various designs and are used to cover molten glass completely as it is being blown and shaped. The hot glass objects covered in small Murrine are then put into special furnaces where the Millefiori pieces fuse together under high temperatures to form intricate colorful quilt-like designs, which fascinate and dazzle.

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Murano Glass Giveaway: Win a Millefiori Pendant! – CLOSED

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Especially in the middle of cold and dreary winter. Oh well, maybe not as cold as they have in Europe, where the Venetian canals are covered in ice, but still we thought our U.S. and Canada readers could use a chance to break the ice this winter with one of the hundreds of famous colorful Millefiori pendants available on our website. A Millefiori pendant is probably the most famous and easily recognizable piece of Murano Glass Art. Now you can get one absolutely free by taking part in our Giveaway, and, if you are the lucky winner, you will see for yourself how people get instantly attracted to it. And the best part is you get to select your free pendant from the many 23mm Millefiori pendants in gold-plated or silver frame that we offer on our website.
Murano Millefiori Pendant

Rules for Millefiori Pendant Giveaway from GlassOfVenice.


Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to US & Canadian Residents age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway will start on February 21st and close on March 5th, at 11:59pm EST Time. Please read our Rules before entering. Please leave a separate comment with your email for each entry that you complete.

Mandatory Entry – Earns 2 Entries – Visit our site GlassOfVenice and comment on this Blog Post which item you like the most!

Bonus Entries: (complete after fulfilling the Mandatory Entry)
All Entries will be verified!

Earns 2 Entries: Become GlassOfVenice Fan on Facebook
Earns 2 Entries: Follow @GlassOfVenice on Twitter
Earns 2 Entries: Subscribe to Glass of Venice Blog
Earns 5 Entries: Write up your own post about this giveaway along with live links to http://www.GlassOfVenice.com and post it on your blog (leave link)
Earns 1 Entry Daily: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. (leave status link)

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#Win Millefiori Murano Glass Pendant from @glassofvenice Enter @glassofvenice Ends 3/3 http://bit.ly/zcFNlr US/Can #giveaways #handmade #jewelry

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Sale on All Murano Art Glass from GlassOfVenice – 10% OFF

Now that the holidays are over you can finally relax and give yourself a gift for surviving the craziness. Reward yourself with a piece of exquisite Murano Art Glass from our large selection of unique entirely handcrafted Murano Glass vases, sculptures, tableware and drinkware and enjoy the gorgeous colors and intricate play of light for years to come.

Use coupon code FBJANSALE during checkout and get 10% OFF every Murano Art Glass item in our virtual store until January 15, 2012!

MURANO ART GLASS
We just expanded the assortment of our beautiful Murano Art Glass Sculptures and Vases, which make great special occasion gifts for yourself or someone special in your life. These pieces are created by famous Murano Glass masters whose works are featured in museums and private collections worldwide, and many are signed by the Artist.
Cristallo and Gold Flower Murano Glass VaseMurano Art Glass Silver Vase - Amethyst WebMurano Art Glass Millefiori Vase

Murano Glass CrucifixMurano Glass Millefiori AngelMurano Glass Kneeling Horse



Enjoy shopping with us and keep checking our Blog, Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter for specials and promotions.

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New Murano Glass Products and Exciting News from GlassOfVenice

With holidays upon us, we have a lot of exciting news at GlassOfVenice that we would like to share with you.

New Products and Great Murano Glass Gifts

We are happy to announce that we received many new products from Murano just in time for the Holidays. Our tableware and barware collection now includes exquisite Murano Glass Candle Holders, Decanter Sets, Carafes, and Goblets created by famous Murano masters whose works are featured in museums and private collections worldwide. New Sparkled Topaz Silverware collection expands our range of exclusive silverware and gives you even more options for gift giving and entertaining with class. By popular demand, we are now introducing gorgeous mouth-blown Christmas Ornaments with millefiori, which are also great gifts and unique keepsakes. Our famously huge jewelry collection also got even larger with new gorgeous pendants and necklaces. See all our new products at New Murano Glass jewelry and tableware

Stay Tuned

This is a busy time for us as we are not just fulfilling lots of orders but also introducing new product categories, new website features, and new savings. We have exciting things in store such as upcoming Holiday Gift Giveaway for our registered customers and other surprise events that will be announced soon. We will also run more specials and giveaways throughout the year, including exclusive Facebook and Twitter specials. Stay connected with us and don’t miss anything.

Holiday Sale Reminder

Remember to take advantage of our limited time Holiday Special and get 15% OFF everything on our website when you use coupon DECSALE15 during Checkout. Plus as always get free shipping in the U.S. on all orders over $100 and discounted shipping on all other orders.

We wish you safe and joyous Holidays,
Your Friends at GlassOfVenice.com

To get your own piece of artistic Murano Glass, please see our wide selection of authentic Murano Glass at www.GlassOfVenice.com

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Murano Glass Gifts from GlassOfVenice – 15% OFF

It’s that time of the year again – time to start thinking about holiday shopping and gift giving for all of your friends and loved ones. Everyone wants something unique, something that expresses their individuality, which is increasingly rare in our age of mass-production and cheap alternatives to real art. That is exactly where GlassOfVenice can help – our large selection of unique entirely handcrafted Murano Glass jewelry, tableware, vases, sculptures, Christmas ornaments and various accessories are created in Venice using the centuries-old glassmaking techniques and make perfect one-of-a-kind artistic gifts for men and women of any age, while fitting your budget.

This Holiday season we are also introducing lots of new gorgeous Murano glass products to expand our famously huge assortment of the best authentic Murano glass even further! And it gets even better – use coupon code DECSALE15 during checkout and get 15% OFF every item in our virtual store until December 31, 2011!



MURANO TABLEWARE AND SILVERWARE

We are offering new unique
Murano Glass Candle Holders , gorgeous Murano Glass Goblets and Tumblers, and exquisite rare Murano Glass Decanter Sets.

Amber Gold Murano Glass Candle HolderMurano Glass Museum Goblet - Engraved with Blue and RedMurano Glass Decanter Set with Pitcher


MURANO GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
To help you celebrate Christmas in style, we are now bringing you a variety of beautifulMurano Glass Christmas Ornaments with Millefiori created by famous Murano Glass artists. Pick one to hang on your Christmas Tree or give as a beautiful Venetian keepsake.Murano Glass Christmas Ornaments



MURANO ART GLASS
We are also expanding the assortment of our beautiful Murano Art Glass Sculptures and Vases, which make great holiday and special occasion gifts for yourself or someone special in your life. These pieces are created by famous Murano Glass masters whose works are featured in museums and private collections worldwide, and many are signed by the Artist.
Cristallo and Gold Flower Murano Glass VaseMurano Art Glass Silver Vase - Amethyst WebMurano Art Glass Millefiori Vase

Murano Glass CrucifixMurano Glass Millefiori AngelMurano Glass Kneeling Horse



Enjoy shopping with us and keep checking our Blog, Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter for specials and promotions this Holiday Season.

Get our Twitter updates via SMS by texting “follow GlassOfVenice” to 40404 in the United States.

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Watch Our New Murano Glass and Venice Video

We travel to Venice often and every time we visit this magical city we are amazed by its beauty, harmony, and the feeling of decadence that lives in its atmosphere. Our trips are always busy, filled with the visits of Glassworks, meetings with the glass artists and designers, tireless search for new products and fashion trends, and occasional stops to admire all the beauty around us. It is during these stops that we have often thought about a way to bring our clients not just the beautiful glass products created on Murano, but also the feeling of Venice’s fleeting beauty and the whole experience that is Murano Glass.

To achieve this we took our photographers and videographers along on one of our trips, who shot amazing footage of everything we experience when we visit Venice and Murano. We then spent weeks selecting the best moments and merging them together to make a film about Murano Glass like no other. Our unique film lets our clients and Murano Glass fans to experience Murano Glass in its entirety – from the surreal air of Venice, where this art was born, to the burning furnaces of the Glass Masters where it’s being created now, just like centuries ago.
We hope you enjoy this film and come to appreciate Murano Glass in a new way!

To get your own piece of artistic Murano Glass, please see our wide selection of authentic Murano Glass at www.GlassOfVenice.com

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New Products Just in Time for Hoildays

Just in time for the Holidays and all the gift-giving surrounding them, we are introducing lots of new gorgeous Murano glass products to expand our famously huge assortment of the best authentic Murano glass on the web even further!

MURANO EARRINGS

We are offering new ranges of unique Murano glass earrings:
Magnifica and Antico Tesoro, which means “Ancient Treasure” in Italian and truly looks like a treasure. Some other interesting new additions to our Earrings selection are Sommerso Venetian Circle earrings, colorful Starlight Disc earrings and Silver Foil Ice and Gold Foil Red Venetian Heart earrings

Magnifica antique stud balls earrings -cobalt blueAntico Tesoro olives earrings -dark topazSommerso Venetian Circle earrings -blue
Starlight Disc earrings -mustard yellowVenetian Wedding Heart earrings -silver iceCa D'Oro Venetian Heart earrings -red

MURANO RINGS
To complete our best-in-class Millefiori pendant collection, we are now bringing you a variety of Murano Millefiori Rings. Pick one to complete your stylish Venetian look.

MURANO PENDANTS

For Murano Pendant lovers, we are happy to introduce the popular Venetian Reflections range of pendants in a variety of shapes, as well as artistic La Fenice pendants which will work great to accent your evening attire in a special Venetian way.

MURANO BRACELETS

For our Murano Bracelet fans, we announce a new range of trendy Venetian glass bracelets called Murano Magic, which come in a variety of beautiful colors to help brighten up your outfit and your mood.

Murano Magic bracelet -amethystMurano Magic bracelet -aqua
Murano Magic bracelet -sparkling blackMurano Magic bracelet -blue

MURANO ART GLASS

Last but not least, we are now bringing you beautiful Murano art glass sculptures that make great holiday and special occasion gifts for yourself or someone special in your life. These pieces will add a Venetian twist and bring a touch of contemporary Italian style to any home or office.

Murano Glass Angel FishMurano Glass Knot Sculpture - Cristallo and Red
Murano Glass Lovers - AmberMurano Glass Cristallo Elephant

Enjoy shopping with us and keep checking our Blog, Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter for specials and promotions this Holiday Season.

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Help us save Venice for future generations

We are on a mission to help save Venice together with our clients. At GlassOfVenice.com we are passionate about Murano glass and the city where it has been created for centuries. We do not only sell beautiful authentic Murano glass but also strive to preserve the beautiful and unique city of Venice and its global heritage for future generations.

Ages of water damage are killing Venice, its population is dwindling, and many of its historic palaces and churches are in dire need of restoration. Today famous Venetian floods, or “aqua alta”, occur much more often than in the past, making the need to act even more urgent. To help preserve the famous city on the water we are introducing Save Venice – a way for us and our customers to team up and help now, before it is too late. Let’s save the beauty that we still have in the world and ensure that our children will enjoy Venice just as much as we do! Here is how it works:

With every purchase made in our virtual store you will have an opportunity to donate for restoration and preservation of Venice. 100% of your donations will go to SaveVenice.org foundation. As soon as our clients donations total $100 we add another $100 and make a donation to SaveVenice.org, a non-profit American charitable organization working on projects to save and protect Venice and its cultural heritage. It is one of the most important of the 30 international committees that were formed under the umbrella of UNESCO to restore and protect Venice’s threatened masterpieces.

Read more about this program here: GlassOfVenice SaveVenice Program

We hope you will join in to help and make a difference by saving the city that we all love!

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New Murano glass jewelry on GlassOfVenice.com

We have just received from Venice new exquisite Murano glass earrings and necklaces that you can now purchase in our GlassOfVenice virtual store. These beautiful Venetian glass creations are classic and elegant with gorgeous colors and unique designs. They are perfect to wear with your favorite sweaters in the winter and with your light summer dresses in warmer times. These earrings and necklaces also make great Valentine’s Day gifts. Get them while they last!



Millefiori Fantasy Earrings
Millefiori Fantasy Earrings


Murano Glass Magnifica Necklace – Multicolor
Murano Glass Magnifica Necklace - Multicolor


Murano Glass Carnivale di Venezia Necklace – Emerald
Murano Glass Carnivale di Venezia Necklace - Emerald


Murano Glass Laguna Necklace
Murano Glass Laguna Necklace

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Welcome to our Murano Glass Blog

At GlassOfVenice our goal is two-fold: we want to be the best Murano glass shopping destination, and to share our love of Venice by educating our existing and prospective customers about Murano glass, Venice, and Venetian way of life. In our effort to pursue these goals, we are happy to announce the launch of our new Blog titled “Everything about Venice and Murano Glass”.

In this blog, we will help you put Murano glass into context and recognize its special value by not only sharing what we know about its past and present, but also by immersing you in the magic of its surroundings and the aura of Venice. In addition, we will use this Blog to communicate important information and news about our website features and products, as well as to answer the questions that we frequently get from our customers.

We sincerely hope that our new Blog will serve as a good addition to our online store and will be a helpful source of information for anyone interested in Murano Glass and Venice. We invite you to be an active reader and to make comments to our posts. Please visit our Blog often and let us know how we can improve it. We always value your feedback and strive to do everything we can to enhance your experience in our virtual store.

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