Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus
Millefiori Cactus

Millefiori Cactus

Regular price R 950.00
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We introduce Millefiori Cactus! Designed with Vintage Hadmade Indian Beads, Rosary Gold plated Pin Necklace with a Brass Cactus Pendant 🌵

With a love of decoration Beaded Jewellery plays an important part in Indian life.

The beads are decorated by “painting” trails of molten glass from smaller canes to create unique pieces of art. The process in which they are made is the same today as it was a thousand years ago. Molten glass is used to decorate the bead by “painting” with trials of molten glass from smaller canes of colour including:

  • silver or gold foil where the foil  is inserted beneath the top layer of glass
  • roses which are also known as paperweight beads, have a rosebud against satin glass on each side encased within a clear crystal dome.
  • swirls on the surface or core of the bead
  • sommerso which is colour within layers of beads.
  • millefiori- (glass of a thousand flowers) Slices of multicoloured canes (each glass thread is barely a millimetre in diametre) incorporated into clear glass. The canes are still produced by hand.

Made famous in Venice, wedding cake beads are a type of lampwork bead. They look like little cakes with "icing" of swirls, dots, flowers and aventurine, which consists of metallic bits, usually copper, to give it sparkle.

41 cm in Closed Length 

Please note that slight colour difference should be acceptable due to the light and screen.