"Missoni" Beads: Each handmade Venetian glass bead is made one-by-one under the flame and are therefore, referred to as lampworked beads. No two beads are exactly alike, and shows various multicolors. Our bead makers in Venice, Italy, told us that the beads were originally made in jewelry for the Italian clothes designer, Ottavio Missoni, to be worn with his beautiful, colorful fashions on the Milan fashion runways.