The finest Murano Glass, Millefiori Necklace, handmade with 21mm discs, and small 9x6mm ovals. These lampworked, Millefiori beads are made one by one under the flame. There is only one family name in Murano that makes these fine beads. The secrets of the artisans handwork is handed down from one family member to the next, over the decades, and is a secret process. I was honored to be taken through all the different rooms where each step of the handmade process of Murano Glass and Millefiori beads are being hand made. That is why I refer to this type of Millefiori, as "Fine" Millefiori...it is the finest Millefiori made in Italy. All beads are polished many times to get a very smooth finish; they are not rough to the feel. Also notice, that there is very little or no black background showing between each Millefiori cane. The beautiful, colorful canes all melted together in a wonderful display.
The necklace is 18 inches, (45.72cm.), and is strung on "Accu-Flex" beading wire; 49 minute strands which gives the softest drape to the necklace, and is virtually impossible to break. The Millefiori beads are accented with Cobalt Blue faceted crystals, and Gold Filled lobster clasp.