Vintage "Fiorato", Flowered, Red Venetian Bead Necklace
These are beautiful, detailed Venetian bead necklaces; a famous old style of Venetian beads, that has been made the same, handmade way for centuries. Each bead is made one-by-one under the flame, hence, the name "lampworked beads". Some people refer to this style as "Wedding Cake Beads". But actually, Italians call these beads "Fiorato", which means flowered.
Notice that each Venetian Glass Bead is made with a base color of Murano glass; using Red Murano glass canes, or rods, in this necklace. Then a band of Aventurina, (copper filings), is melted onto the center of the bead. Copper is also melted onto the Venetian Bead in a "zig-zag" decorative pattern. Red and White canes of Murano glass are used to make the Pink "roses", and they are also melted onto the center copper band. Next to that are dots of blue to represent flowers called "for-get-me-knots".
This bead is made in several, time consuming steps. These antique style Fiorato necklaces usually sell for a much higher price elsewhere.
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