Item # : OD_MOS_067
Beautiful, stylish, and fun, this Murano Glass Charm Bead features rich mosaic pattern created using ancient Millefiori (or Murrina) glass-making technique. Tiny flowers crafted from pieces of special glass canes and fused together under open flame demonstrate Murano artisans' incredible skill and fantasy. This Murano bead is a rare find for lovers of true Venetian style and Italian glamour and a gorgeous addition to any charm bracelet or necklace. The beautiful delicate beads are crafted one at a time in a traditional way, using various minerals to create rich colors and elaborate patterns that are different every time.
Measurements: This Murano Glass bead has rondelle shape and measures slightly less than 5/8 inch in diameter and just over 3/8 inch in height. The diameter of the bead opening is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. The framing of the opening is made of solid .925 Sterling Silver. The words "Murano Italy" and the standard .925 Sterling Silver mark are etched into the silver frame. The bead comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity.
This charm bead is compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Biagi, Troll and other interchangeable bead systems.
Because each charm bead is made by hand, no two beads are exactly the same, and variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by Dawn W
My favorite bead to add to my collection.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Infusing silver leaf in Murano Glass has been one of the secrets of Venetian glass-makers for centuries, allowing them to create luminous beautiful glass pieces that shimmer and glow from within. More recently Murano artisans have been creating jewelry with Murano Glass beads lined with silver leaf. To create each bead the master wraps a very thin layer of genuine silver leaf around the glass base under a flame, and then puts a layer of clear or colored glass on top. The silver-lined Murano Glass bead is then put into a special annealing camera, after which it is ready to be strung onto a necklace, a bracelet, or used to create earrings, or another jewelry piece. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that every bead was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.