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Italy | Millefiori Bead Necklace
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Bursting with color this Millefiori Glass Bead Necklace with Hand Knotting uses the traditional yellow and red thread commonly used with Italian beadwork. A barrel clasp closure is used in a gold tone metal. The colors of the glass are bright and vibrant, all handmade and no two are alike. ID-304

Necklace — Approximately 16 3⁄4" with the beads measuring approximately 5⁄16" wide.



Italy Jewelry History —

Millefiori beads get their names from the two Italian words: Mille, meaning thousand, and Fiori, meaning flowers. Millefiori style Murano glass beads are made with handmade glass canes, each containing an individual pattern of various design and color, from star to round to flower shape. Each cane made by placing the molten glass in a form, then adding layers of color and/or shapes, then drawing the cane out into a rod. These handmade canes cut into slices which are used by Venetian and Murano glass bead makers in their designs..

Venetian Beads such as these have been made in Venice and Murano for hundreds of years and maintain their popularity. Millefiori Murano jewelry is wildly popular due to both its historical significance and its beautiful design.

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