PRELOVED GENUINE VENETIAN MURANO MILLEFIORI GLASS NECKLACE
You'll want to wear this simple necklace every chance you get because of the number of compliments you will get! Little circles of blue, red and yellow with hints of green create an appealing sense of joy in this handmade Murano glass pendant. The beads are complimented by the deep black 41mm square they are fused into. The pendant hangs from a matching 24" black velveteen ribbon which ties, so the length is entirely adjustable. The bale is steel. The pendant is smooth and convex at the front and textured/convex at the rear.
Conversion to a Silver bale and chain is available - simply message me for a quote.
I am selling this necklace for a friend who I know bought it in Venice, so you can be certain this is a genuine Murano Millefiori piece.
Millefiori (also known as Murrine) means "a thousand flowers" in Italian. Looking at the amazing Murano glass jewellery, vases, and even lamps made in this technique, it is hard to imagine just how Venetian masters can create something like this out of glass. When I last visited Venice I visited Murano Island and learned that the Millefiori items have been created using glass rods shaped in various patterns and then cut up and fused together. Making a millefiori pattern is a multi-step process, but it all starts with a glass rod prepared with multiple layers of semi-liquid glass paste applied one on top of another around the cylindrical rod. Each layer is moulded to have a certain shape (usually a star or flower-like) and colour. The preparation continues as the resulting multi-layered rod is stretched and then cut up into small cylindrical pieces called "murrine".
The murrine is then cleaned up and arranged in a desired pattern within a mould to give the product the necessary shape. Next, the mould containing the murrine pattern is placed into a furnace. Once murrine start bonding with each other inside the furnace, the mould is removed and its contents are pressed upon to create a continuous Millefiori surface with no gaps. After that, it's back to the furnace again for creating and shaping the final product.
The results of this labour-intensive process are gorgeous patterns and deep intensive colours that instantly make any object artistic and unique.
I highly recommend a visit to Murano if you ever get the chance - it’s fascinating!