Blown Extra Large 47x27x12mm Oval Earrings
These blown Murano Glass beads are the most beautiful we have ever seen; truly "works of art"! The multicolored (Multicolore) glass designs are the most intricate, detailed, and time consuming beads to make by hand. Handmade in Murano, Italy.
The earrings are handmade with blown, multicolored, mosaic oval beads, approximately 47 mm in length x 27 mm wide x 12 mm thick. These Murano glass beads are very impressive; hand made by our glass blower; our Murano Glass Master. They are very difficult and time consuming to make; with many steps in the handmaking process. The oval beads are extra large ovals, but because they are blown Murano glass beads, they are very lightweight.
The earrings dangle from the gold filled loop, below the wire, approximately 2 1/4 inches. They are wire wrapped and accented with black, faceted, Swarovski crystals.
Earrings are also available on gold filled posts or gold filled lever backs.
Some vendors call these beads "mouth blown". But, actually, in these beads, the first stage there is a tube made by fusing and pulling many multicolored mosaic (millefiori) canes of Murano glass.
There is a blow pipe that the glass master holds in his left hand, with a blue tube proceeding from the end.
There is a compressor under the table, that is activated by his foot. He uses the foot pedal to apply pressure to "blow" the air into the glass.
In one stage of the bead making, the craftsman pinches the end of the tube, allowing the molten glass at the end to expand into the desired shape.
It is worth noting that this particular Murano glass master, is given credit for inventing this method. Once the bead is made and cooled, the outer layer is
ground off to expose the mosaic multicolors.
We are the first company to have sold these particular, multicolored, millefiori, mosaic, blown Murano Glass beads.
If you see them elsewhere; they copied us, Alexander-Lee Gallery, in business since 1976.