Memento Monday: Murano Millefiori Pendant 

Murano glass is named as such because they come from the Venetian Island of Murano. At least, the authentic ones do. 

Murano Millefiori pendant

Basic Murano glass is colorless. How then do pendants like this obtain its color?

A master glassmaker at work

Glassmakers add minerals such as cobalt for blue, manganese for violet, etc. To create the millefiori style which means thousand flowers, colored liquid glass are layered, molded into stars, then stretched into long rods (canes). When sliced, the pattern reveals flowers of various colors! The technique is called murrine.

Pretty, isn’t it? Thank you to my hubby for this lovely birthday present. ❤️

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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4 Responses to Memento Monday: Murano Millefiori Pendant 

  1. supercalifragilisticxpialidocious says:

    Pretty pendant 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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