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 Millefiori Murano Glass were produced using the most famous Murano Glass rods or canes(Murrine 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. Millefiori Murano Glass have a plain exterior look, however, its interior look has versatile patterns including floral, star, heart and geometric patterns. The technique of making Millefiori Murano Glass and the production process have not changed, and every bead is completely handmade by artisans. This makes each Millefiori Murano Glass so much artistic value and unique. The creations have extraordinary designs and rich colors.