Author: VenetianBeadShop

What began as a fascination with the glass of Murano has become a way of life. Our webstore has all you will need to make jewelry, quality findings, stringing materials, Swarovski Crystals and a lot more, but our main focus is the Venetian Glass Bead. We have been an integral part in promoting Venetian glass beads throughout the world as well as helping to breathe new life into traditional Venetian techniques. A few years ago, we introduced our line of Venetian Dichroics to the US through as a result of years of efforts with our beadmakers in Murano. We continue to bring new and innovative ideas to this age old industry. Most recently, we developed the Furnace Glass along with our partner furnace in Venice. It's a blend of old glass making techniques to work with new fashion ideas. We remain a family owned business located in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA, USA where we have been importing Venetian Glass and Murano Glass commercially since 1993. Our wholesale showroom has the largest collection of Venetian Beads on display anywhere.

Dichroic – Where Old Meets New

We took dichroic glass back to Venice after we encountered Jerry Sandberg and saw the beauty in this new decoration. Fortunately, Jerry Sandberg had begun working on dichroic for artist in the early 1970s. He was working at a vacuum-coating laboratory in southern California in the solar cell industry when he saw an artist digging…

What Really Goes on at VenetianBeadShop.com

What really goes on at VenetianBeadShop.com I thought I’d give you a little insight of what we’re working on here at VenetianBeadShop.com and the daily “struggles” to keep our website fresh, our products the best and our selection unsurpassed. And of course getting your beads shipped out to you ASAP. Some days when our new…

PerlaVita Bed of Roses Large Hole Beads

Available exclusively at VenetianBeadShop.com, our new Bed of Roses, lampwork Venetian Beads from our line now in our PERLAVITA. PerlaVita is trademarked by VenetianBeadShop. They are little roses in each bead, painstakenly created by our beadmakers in molten glass. It takes the large hole beads to another level! They will fit popular bracelet systems like…

Lino Tagliapietra Exhibit

Today we went to the Tagliapietra exhibit in the Palazzo Franchetti (by the Accademia bridge). You begin with a engaging video which has not only the Venetians but nearly every important American Glass Blower.¬† Lino began work in the Seguso furnace at 11 years old as an apprentice. He went on to teach¬†extensively in the…

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