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  About the Work and Masters of Venice  
     
  ASSURANCE OF THE BEST QUALITY FROM VENICE AND MURANO  
     
 

As owners of the "A Touch of Venice" business we work closely with the manufacturers in Venice. We travel to Venice twice each year to source new designs and look at our own designs that are to be made exclusively for us.

We also make sure that what we are sourcing is genuine Venetian Glass.

 

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  Address:    

   Shop K4, Winston Hills Mall          Caroline Chisholm Drive           Winston Hills, NSW, 2153      Australia

 

   Phone:   

      02 9620 6986                 

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info@atouchofvenice.com.au

Trading Hours:

  9:00 to 5:30  M,T,W & F

9:00 to 9:00  Thursday

9:00 to 5:00  Saturday

10:00 to 4:00  Sunday

 

 

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                The Process                     The Process

   The Making of Murano Beads    The making of Murano Beads

 

 


       Making the Flower Beads       

 

 

 

Making the Flower Beads

 

   

 

Our Glass is all sought from the Murano area of Venice. Over 5 years of seeking out the best in Glass artists we have been fortunate to be able to buy direct from some of the best in Venice.


Not only are we supplying the general jewellery that you might see in the Venice and Murano areas on a holiday but we also have a lot of pieces that are made exclusively for us and to our design specifications.

 

We make a point in visiting our jewellery artists "Masters" at least twice a year to look for new designs and make sure the quality is to the highest levels.

 

 

                              The Process                               

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Many of our jewellery "Artisans" make their own glass which is then used to make each piece individually.


As each piece is specifically designed the colours and shapes always vary slightly with each design.

 

You will always be wearing an individual piece of art that is not the same as another, thus providing its uniqueness and high quality and will be something to treasure for years to come. 



 

 

 

 

               The Making of Murano Beads              

 


Beads with the gold or silver leaf sommerso technique  

   

The first phase in making these fascinating beads consists in cutting the gold or silver leaf into the required dimensions (photo 1).

A small mass of glass is wound around the copper wire; the gold or silver leaf is applied to the hot glass (photo 2).

The gold or silver leaf is then completely covered with another layer of transparent glass using the flame to melt it (photo 3).    

The last models the bead into its final shape with the help of a small mould (photo 4). The lens effect of the glass can be seen amplifying the presence of the precious metal within the glass layers.


                   Making the Flower Beads                  


The first operation consists in the preparation of the glass threads which are made by stretching segments of glass rods.

Using rods of different colours together, the threads can be made multicoloured with pieces of aventurina.These threads can be made of  barely a millimeter in diameter, or it can be made into a flat thread.

The threads of aventurina are flattened and are used in the first phases of decorating a flowered bead when, after having formed the ball of glass of the desired colour, a central strip is added; the decoration is continued with threads and spots of both avventurina and other colours; finally the bead maker completes her work using threads of white and pink to make small roses. 

   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Making of Millifiori

 

   

 

 

 

Before describing this type of bead it is necessary to mention how the millifiori rod is made. Millefiori is the description of the type of rod which contains a pattern which results exactly the same all the way through its length and which we can see when small slices are cut off.

These single slices or pieces of rod are called murrine just like the compositions made from them (the well known rnurrine pendants). The modelling of the rods begins by taking a small mass of glass at the end of a 1.50 meter metal pole.

 

By dipping this into different pots of molten glass the volume of the mass increases and it is now made up of layers of different coloured glass. The mass is then squeezed in a star shaped or flower shaped mould which gives it its final form; a last layer of glass will maintain the cylindrical form.

Another metal pole is attached to the other end of the mass; the two glass makers walk in opposite directions, pulling out the glass into a long fine rod of the required diameter.

     
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     Swarovski items

     Glass Pearls


   

 

 

Millifiori pieces

   

 

To make the millifiori bead firstly the rod must be cut into slices, each a few millimetres thick. The bead begins by collecting a layer of glass on the copper wire, then it is covered with the rnurrine, slices of the millifiori rod, in a pattern without leaving any space between each murrina.


The flame then into the oven and murrine join together. The bead is then modelled into the desired form with a mould (round, oval, etc.). At this stage the murrina tend to close up and hide their individual patterns so the bead making masters smooth and polish their beads; in this way they obtain perfectly shiny beads.

     
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