Millefiori is one of the best-known glasswork techniques which produce unique decorative patterns on glassware.
The word of "Millefiori" consists of two Italian words: "mille" means one thousand and "fiori" means flower. "Millefiori" representing the pattern of whimsical flowers with beautiful colors was named by maker Apsley Pellatt who first used the term "Milleifori" in his book called "Curiosities of Glass Making" in 1849. The term also appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Before the term "Millefiori" was used, Millefiori Beads were called Mosaic Beads, while the use of this technique existed long ago.
Millefiori Beads equal Mosaic Beads
Millefiori Beads or Mosaic Beads were used in Phoenician times, Roman times, and Alexandrian times.