Mosaic glass beads are believed to have originated in Western Asia. The style became popular in Egypt, Syria, and Rome and had a renaissance in 16th century Venice where the glass became known as Millefiori (a thousand flowers). These beads were artistically created by laying colored glass rods next to each other, with the middle section often creating a flower-like pattern. These rods were then heated so they could be stretched and fused together. The bar was sliced into beads which were pierced for jewelry. Hillwood’s collection includes intricate glassware from Venice.
Glass chips, brass with gold finish
Wire fish hook back
Measurements: 1.75-inch drop
Gift box included
Due to the unique nature of the glass beads, each pair varies from the image presented.