Some of you might remember how much I enjoyed my trip to Murano when I visited Italy. One of the highlights of our entire Italy trip was visiting one of the glass factories there. Even before that, I had a fondness for the beautiful glass beads that are the unmistakable legacy of the glass industry there.
Murano Glass Gifts Co. carries some of the finest glass jewelry, beads, and hand-crafted gifts in the world. Its selection boasts a wide range of brilliantly colored and intricately designed glass pieces, including Murano glass vases, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and necklaces for everyday wear and special occasions.
Murano glass is a complex form of art that originated in Rome in the 9th Century and has emerged as one of the most coveted art glassworks in the world. Murano beads are created when chemical silica is heated to very high temperatures and is crafted by the artisan using a highly skilled glass blowing technique. As the Murano glass begins to cool, the jewelry craftsman will add a unique combination of coloring agents to give each Murano glass bead or jewelry piece its unique design and color.
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Murano Glass Gifts Co. has made it possible for me to give away TWO $25 gift certificates here on Jewelry&Beading! If you win, you can apply the $25 gift certificate to any jewelry item in their entire online catalog! To sign up for a chance to win, just leave me a comment below telling me what type of Murano glass piece you would like to have. If you tweet this contest, leave me a second comment and you’ll be entered twice! In a week I’ll be randomly drawing two winners from the comments below.