Small, 10mm Round, Vintage Fiorato Beads
Vintage, Small, 10 mm Round, Fiorato, Venetian Glass Beads.
These vintage beads are from the 1960s, and are genuine Murano Glass, Venetian Beads; handmade in Venice, Italy.
We are always searching the "back rooms" of our Italian bead makers in Venice and Murano. Sometimes, we are able to find some of the old, vintage, Fiorato beads; occasionally referred to as "Wedding Cake" beads.
The beads were made one by one, under the flame, and are called "lampworked beads".
Fiorato beads have swirls of aventurina (copper filings), pink roses on one side, and blue and yellow "forget-me-not flowers" on the opposite side.
A. Pale Blue Transparent, (Bluino Transparent))
B. Turquoise, (Celeste Pastel)
C. Crystal Clear, (Cristallo)
D. Green, (Verde)
E. Ivory, (Avorio Alabaster)
F. Periwinkle Blue, (Alabastro Pervinca)
G. Red, (Rosso)
H. White, (Bianca)
I. Cobalt Blue, (Blu)