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About Millefiori Murano Glass

History of Millefiori Bead

Vintage and Antique Millefiori Glass Item
Millefiori Murano Glass

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.

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Shapes and Looks of Millefiori Beads

The Shape of Millefiori Bead
Shapes of Millefiori Beads

Millefiori Beads are made from glasses of different colors, while their different shapes are formed by pressing upon the surface of glass canes.The technique of Millefiori Glass making involves the use of many slices of glass canes(Murrine Cane) in order to create a mosaic pattern. These beads have various shapes including cylinder, rectangle, square, oval, coin, star, and heart. Every shape radiates its own unique way, still being remarkable.

Millefiori Murano Glass is made by glass canes or rods(Murrine Cane). The origin of the canes is from Italy, despite their plain exterior look, however, its interior look has versatile patterns including floral, star, heart and geometric patterns.

Glassmaker - Millefiori Murano Glass

Process of Making Millefiori Cross Pendant
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Before artisans opened up their own shops, they had to go through many years making Murano Millefiori Glasses as apprentices. The reason is that making Murano Millefiori Glasses requires a high level of skill and patience as they are all handmade.