Author: venetianbeads2021

Everything You Need to Know About Murano Glass

What can people do with glass? We use it to make windows, mirrors, bottles, jars, tableware, tables, covers for watch faces, and more — including, of course, beads. Two distinct items can even be referred to as “glasses” — namely, the vision aid and any cup made from the material. Glass is practical for all…

Venice As You Have Never Seen It

Venice during this period of shut down is incredibly beautiful. Thanks to Andrea Rizzo a Venetian photographer who shared this video. .Even Venetians are not getting out to enjoy the beauty of their city. They can only go to the grocery or pharmacy, otherwise they cannot be further from their house than 200 meters. Fortunately,…

Letter from Murano

Since we started importing some 30 years ago, my suppliers have become like family to us. And by extension their families feel the same way. This is an extremely difficult time for Murano whose lifes and livelihoods have been threatened many times in history. The older generation can still remember World War II and the…

The History of Millefiori

Did you know that glass blowing started in the middle east around 2000 years ago? Are you curious about the history of Millefiori? In this article, you’ll learn what exactly millefiori is and the history of it. Read on to discover its colorful and long history. What Does Millefiori Mean? Millefiori is a word in Italian…

Celebrating 25 Years @VenetianBeadShop

La Fenice furnace on Murano whose owner GianFranco Albertini taught me the ins and outs of Murano GlassTaking a walk down memory lane, 25 years ago in August we made our first buying trip to Venice. Now why our Italian son-in-law never thought to tell us that Italy is “Closed” in August is still a…

Redentore 2017

Redentore 2017 Venice Celebrating the End of the Plague by blogvenice • July 24, 2017 • 0 Comments The end of the plague is always a cause for celebration, even if it ended in 1576. And fortunately, for all of us, the Doge Alvise Mocenigo kept his promise and built the magnificent Church of the Redeemer aka Il Redentore which…

Murano Glass Bead Hole Sizes

This is a question every new beader asks when they first encounter Venetian Beads. And then they ask, “What size wire should I use?” Venetian Beads, Murano Beads The most common size of holes of Murano Glass Beads is approximately 1mm. Approximate because they are most often made on 1mm diameter copper rods, which heats…

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