Friday, August 21, 2015

More New Bracelets & Matching Necklaces

Some new dangle bracelets and a few matching necklaces I recently made.

Murano Beaded Bracelet at my Polymer Panache shop: Click here:

What is the difference between Venetian Beads and Murano Beads?
There is no difference. The glass used to make the beads originates in Murano. However, Venetian Glass has been used to describe the glass coming from Murano for centuries and since Venice is much more widely known than the island of Murano, people continue to refer to it as Venetian Glass, Venetian Jewelry. So beads and jewelry made from beads produced in Murano are sold in the stores in San Marco (the famous square in Venice) as Venetian Glass. It's a matter of marketing terms and that Venice is much wider known than Murano. When the glass furnaces were moved from Venice to Murano, the Doge specifically gave the residents of Venice the right to make small pieces (lampwork) which included beads, small animals, the kind of art made by the canes (which of course are produced in Murano). Historically some of the best known bead houses have been in Venice, namely in Cannaregio. 

 Blue Green Glass Bead Bracelet and Matching Necklace.

Pink Cat's Eye and Aqua Crystals Bracelet and Necklace.
All these handcrafted bracelets and matching necklaces can be seen at my Etsy Shop

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