Welcome to our exquisite world of antique Venetian millefiori trade beads.
Antique Venetian millefiori beads are a collectible piece of history, intricately crafted using an ancient Italian glass technique. These stunning mosaic glass beads were highly coveted by African traders from the 1800s to the early 1920s.
The meticulous process of creating millefiori mosaic glass beads began in 16th century Venice. Skilled artisans selected and arranged rods of colored glass into floral patterns. The rods were heated until fused, then shaped into canes containing the design. Cross-sections were sliced from the canes and applied to molten glass beads. These mesmerizing floral slices gave the beads their name, millefiori or "thousand flowers."
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Embark on a visual journey through 25 years of Millefiori bead collecting and selling. Dive into our captivating Photographic Archives to explore an array of stunning bead photographs. Witness the intricate patterns and vibrant colors that have enchanted enthusiasts for generations. Uncover the artistry and history of Millefiori beads with every click. Visit now and let the beads tell their timeless tales.