Item # : OM_PN202
Recapture your childhood with this handcrafted Murano Glass Teddy Bear pendant. Many stories tell of how teddy bears protected children from the things that go bump in the night. Now the artisans of Venice have made it so you can take that whimsy and security with you and wear it around your neck. Masterfully crafted, this tiny and adorable teddy bear pendant has a look of innocence on its finely detailed face, its arms out for an embrace, and you can clearly imagine its childlike smile. This pendant makes a great gift for children and adults of all ages.Measurements: This pendant measures about 1-3/4 inches in height and is about 3/4 inch think.The pendant comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity.This pendant was crafted by hand under an open flame in a traditional Murano Glass workshop on Murano island in VeniceThe cord is shown for illustration purposes only and is NOT included with this pendant. Because this Murano pendant 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.