Tag: Venice

Celebrating 25 Years @VenetianBeadShop

Taking 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 mystery. We arrived with our little indexed list of glass blowers, indexed by location and type of…

Making a Boro Tube Necklace

Boro Necklace,Murano Lampwork Necklace

These are very popular in Venice, and combining both traditional Murano Glass beads for the center piece and Borosilicate Glass, commonly called “boro” for the curved tubes. The tubes are curved working in the flame. Here are some suggestions for center beads. You will need a bead that is at least 20mm to command the center, or…

Let’s Make a Round Venetian Bead

Murano Glass Beads,Making Venetian Beads,Lampwork Beads

The round bead is the first one you learn how to make. And most of our other shapes take off from the humble round bead. So it is the building block and our most popular bead shape. We buy and sell many thousands of round Gold Foil beads each year. First you’ll need a torch,…

A View of Murano Glass Tool Making

Roberto Donà Murano Tool Maker

Roberto Donà created this tool making video in honor of his late father Carlo Donà, his family has been making tools for the furnaces and bead makers of Murano for 90 years. The tools must be strong, created for specific uses in production furnaces on Murano, and must survive the daily use in the furnaces. Roberto…

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…

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…