Venetian beads and murrine

The art of murrina and Venetian beads

The art of producing Venetian murrine and beads is maybe less known than Murano glass and Burano lace, but it is equally unique and fascinating. Realized in glass, the technique to produce Venice murrine is different from the one to make glass: the murrina is not blowed, but instead it is the cross-section of a long glass cane. Once cut, it may be used to create amazing jewels or other objects. Glass jewels can also be made from Venetian beads; these are glass-made coloured beads which can be produced in all shapes.
With murrine and Venetians beads, craftsmen still produce unique jewels, characterized by bright colours and by a typical shining look.