The History of Millefiori Bead
Millefiori or Mosaic Beads were used in Phoenician times, Roman times, and Alexandrian times.
Dating from the 15th century, it was the first time that Italian Artistic Glasses were produced using the most famous Murano Glass rods or canes(Murrini Canes). After that, for many years, the art of Millefiori was lost and the technique was only revived in the 19th century.
The patterns are created using moulds that are made from canes. Italian Artistic Glasses have a plain exterior look, however, its interior look has versatile patterns including floral, star, heart and geometric patterns. The technique of making Italian Artistic Glasses and the production process have not changed, and every bead is completely handmade by artisans. This makes each Italian Artistic Glass so much artistic value and unique. The creations have extraordinary designs and rich colors.