THESE WONDERFUL BEADS ARE BLOWN IN THE FURNACES OF PRODUCTION HOUSES IN VENICE AND MURANO
The history of beadmaking in Venice goes back to the days of Marco Polo when he returned from his travels with the beads of Asia.
Local artisans took to their glass making skills to reproduce in glass the precious stones of Marco Polo.
With the introduction of the lampwork flame, beadmakers discovered how to blow glass.
Today spiral blown beads and beads with stripes of color are produced using the Filigrana Method where canes of glass are laid down and picked up with a blow pipe.
Precious 24k gold foil is used for the beautiful patterns on the beads AVA CADIZ uses.