The history of Venetian glass beads and a long venerable

Jun 8th, 2011

the history of Venetian glass beads and a long venerable Monday article by Alison Withers Copyright

(C) 2010 Alison Withers

Making a unique bracelet with silver and glass beads has become very popular because it gathers the wearer’s taste and preferred style or color matched.

famous Murano beads are the most popular glass beads in Venice, home of glass making.

Glassmaking in Murano, he thought as early as the 9th century began, and because Venice was an important trading port, was influenced by Asian Muslim culture. The technology of enameled glass and the Syrians came to Damascus after the fall of Constantinople in 1400 and were in 1435, and other techniques of decoration included the Venetian craft repertoire.

Venetian authorities in 1271 banned the import of foreign glass and prohibited foreign glassmakers at work in the city in 1291 for fear of fire in the city are usually arranged in wooden houses, authorities foundry on the island Murano Glass Blowing.

The move was a skill that was jealously guarded and Murano glass blowers were allowed to leave the Republic of Venice, despite the risk of becoming a couple, traveling as far as Holland and England to establish their own ovens.

made of silica glass which becomes liquid at high temperature. How cools from liquid to solid, there is a time when he can be held in the form of soft.

Murano glass blowing has developed a number of techniques including enameled glass, smalto called, glass with threads of gold, colored glass called aventurine, called millefiori glass of milk, known as filigree glass imitation gemstones.

various other materials made of glass, you can create different surfaces including. Soudium is used to make atom, for example, the glass surface.

One of the best known is a millefiori design that is done by overlaying colored, cup liquid with each layer by the star-shaped mold, is stretched so long rods called canes. When they cooled, they cross sticks. The cut looks like a collection of flowers, hence the name millefiori (thousand flowers).

Paint Sticks, introduced by the color of chemical compounds are the basis of Murano beads. Very precise mix of copper and cobalt makes blue, with gold solution, Ruby dye.

bead preparation method was invented in 1700s by using two techniques, called the wound lampworking torch mandrel.

Lampworking is the most time that the Pearl is all alone. In this process, sticks are heated to molten, wrapped around a metal bar and then worked through the addition of layers of different colored glass and gold leaf or silver leaf to create different effects.

beads can be removed. Metal rod solidified after they cool, so a hole through which they can be threaded

are the most popular lamp beads, the wedding cake – with layers of glass with or flowers or patterns of swirls or spots – and Venetian glass beads -. Color Blending with gold or silver

dogs melts then blew up blew up the beads. This method is called Filigrana or filigree.

There is such a variety of colors, textures and patterns that it is possible beads, unique pearl bracelet with special meaning for the owner to create.

About Venetian glass production

author was known for centuries had been a jealously guarded trade. Murano Island is home to make the glass, including the famous glass beads to create bracelets now popular individual. Consumer journalist Ali Withers explores the history.

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