Item # : EG_AA2522_12
In Venice, Italy, where people know and treasure their religious and cultural traditions, talented Murano Glass masters created this artistic Cross Pendant. Beautiful and unique, this Murano Glass Cross features rich hues and lava-like intricate patterns formed by the glass mixture melting over fire, then cooling down. This Murano pendant is a beautiful spiritual gift, which reflects the beauty and uniqueness of Venice.
Measurements: The Murano Glass cross pendant measures 1 3/4 inch in height and 1 1/4 inch across. The back side has a pattern of words "Vetro di Murano (Murano Glass) Made in Italy" to assure you in the authenticity of this pendant. The pendant comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity.
This item is a handcrafted work of art created using a special glass making technique, which results in unique random patterns, such that no two items are the same. In addition, some variations of colors and random inclusions of millefiori mosaic pieces 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.