MURANO glass beads - information

Originally, the art of glass-making, alongside spices and other valuable skills, was brought by sailors to Venice. Because of the fire hazard glass-making workshops posed to Venice, they were outsourced in 1291 to the neighboring island of Murano. Vases and chandeliers have always been and are still produced by hand with glass beads - a true arts and crafts tradition. Murano glass beads are also used with fine gold foil—fine white or yellow gold—to create gold beads. The results are different colored beads with a unique luster that can be quite fascinating to behold.
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