Tag: Venetian Glass Beads

Designing Beads with our Bead Makers

Beadmaking Murano Glass Beads with Millefiori

                We enjoy a very privileged friendship with our bead makers in Venice and Murano. Doing business internationally has it risks, there are no “laws” which cover commerce with individuals and small groups. It’s all about relationships and believe me you don’t want to burn one of those…

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 metal that vintage…

How the Nuvola Murano Glass Bead is Made

 This popular Venetian Bead is one of the first beads a bead maker is taught after they learn to make the aventurine beads. The process is similar but with white frit instead of aventurine. The heart made here begins with an aima (body) of clear Murano Glass and is then rolled into a bowl of white…

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