August 20, 2016 · 4:32 pm
Here we have a gorgeous strand of Vintage Italian Murano Glass beads.
In everyone’s favourite; blue and white. I think these are exquisite. Beautifully made, each bead unique and individual, capped with a sweet little gilt fixture, and then hand knotted in silk in between, in pristine condition.
Murano is a little collection of islands, just to the north of Venice, Italy, famed for its glass making. In 1291, all the glass makers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fire, and the tradition of bead making began. The glass makers soon became highly revered, and were allowed to wear swords, and marry into the nobility. Murano glass is highly collectable, and sought after. This colour is rare.
This gorgeous necklace is the perfect summer accessory, would look fabulous with white linen.
Available to buy here in my eBay shop, or directly via Paypal. You won’t be disappointed – it’s amazing!
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Tagged as antique, costume jewelry, fashion, gift ideas, gifts for women, glass, Murano, Retro, vintage, Vintage clothing, vintage jewellery, vintage jewelry
October 22, 2015 · 9:19 pm
“If you treat glass right, it doesn’t crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can’t control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.” (Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon).
On Venice’s famed isle of Murano, glass masters keep alive the art of lampworking. Each of the beads in these graceful Murano earrings is individually made over a hot flame, uno alla volta.
A unique, individual, antique, dusk coloured pair of luscious earrings, available here!
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Tagged as 1950's, antique, antique jewellery, Art Deco, earrings, gifts for her, glass, life, Murano, musings, poem, Venice, vintage earrings
This is a lovely necklace, cobalt blue and gold foil glass beads, unusual and really fabulous on. This is very collectable piece of jewellery. And you can buy it here….
millefiore – a thousand flowers – in an Italian butterfly – a gorgeous, rare piece, you can buy it here….
November 30, 2013 · 5:29 pm
Stunning antique Venetian glass drop earrings. Swirls of glittery aventurine gold and bright white glass.
Beautifully made. Totally unique.