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Weekly Photo Challenge … Unique

February 5, 2013

These Murano or Venetian  Wound-glass beads are unique.  They were a Christmas present although I don’t know whether they are 19th Century or not.  I do know they are made using the age old method unchanged since the 1800s,  that is complicated (often secret) and labour intensive.
The molten glass is wound round a rod or wire so that there is no need to drill or perforate the bead.   


Further reading The history of beads by Lois Sherr Dublin.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 5, 2013 10:50 pm

    Liquorice allsorts beads!

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