VenetianBeadShop is now a Google Trusted Store

VenetianBeadShop.com, which offers authentic Murano Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystal Elements, Silver and Gold Findings – everything to make jewelry, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to ecommerce sites that demonstrate a track…

Antique Your Stampings – How to Oxidize Metals

Did you ever wonder how jewelry gets that faint, slightly antiqued look? Did you know you can do it yourself. Try this on small piece before you work on your best jewelry. What is Oxidation? It is a chemical reaction where metals is deliberately tarnished or slightly discolored, leaving a patina (finish). It gives the…

Sculpted – Chevron Murano Blown Glass Beads

Venetian Bead Shop working on New Designs in Murano

When it comes to our sculpted Blown Beads, you have to think in 3d. The outside color is only part of the story. Selecting canes, you need to be able to visualize the effect when the outside layer is ground away. We work with our Master Glass Blower to come up with the designs. Sometimes…

I Love Montana Bracelet Design

Make this Swarovski Design Bracelet

Make this Swarovski designed bracelet in just a few minutes. The abundance of Swarovski Crystals makes a statement. For the free design instructions which you can download and print as well as a list of supplies, click on the picture or Click Here It features the new Swarovski Blends of Crystal/Montana strung on memory wire.…

Tips for Visiting Venice and Murano

Venice Tips & Places This week one of our customers asked us for recommendations in Venice and Murano. Since many of you may be planning travels. We’ll share a few of our tips with you Visiting a Furnace: There are 2 ways, 1) DELUXE: Ask at your hotel who always has an arrangement with a…

Swarovski Color Wheel

Use the Swarovski Color Carousel to help you design your Venetian Jewelry.

Whether you are a seasoned jewelry designer or new to the art, the Swarovski Color Carousel is a great tool. Want to know which colors are Main, Harmonious or Contrasting, Just move the bar along the bottom line and you’ll get your color combinations. Swarovski Color Carousel

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…

Working in Venice – Technology

Every time we come to Venice, I think the internet access will be better and in general, it is better than it used to be however, for an Internet Company, we never have the bandwith we need. I am holed up on the landing between stairs which is the only place in the house we…