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SOPHIE Necklace by ZANVETTORI

COD: 067/CL/AIR031/O/R

SOPHIE Necklace
by ZANVETTORI
Elegant Murano glass necklace, precious for the blown clear glass beads that enclose copper and gold leaves in them

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n. 067

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Availability: ships in 2/3 weeks
Dimensions: lenght 48 cm
Weight: 200 g
€ 300.00
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Enchanting blown clear glass beads are the main feature of this refined necklace.

Different colors mix inside those beads, creating a soft game of lights: copper and gold leaves mix together perfectly.

This piece of jewellery matches any clothing style and it is an ideal gift idea for an unforgettable event. Available also in other hues.

Manuela Zanvettori Bijoux


Manuela Zanvettori‘s family has been active in glass manufacturing since the 1960′s, when they moved to the island of Murano.


Growing up in this artisanal and creative environment, and seeing colourful, precious, whimsical objects come out of a mysterious and secretly magical glassmaking oven, has left a mark on her own creativity, bonded to that unique world of transforming and shaping the ancestral and raw power of glass.


After several trips abroad, Manuela decided to come back to Italy in 2006, to create her very own workshop in Venice, dedicated exclusively to the creation of unique original Murano glass jewellery. With the infinite possibilities of glass manufacturing, anything is possible!

" A LUME"  

 

Lampwork is one of the oldest and most well-known technique related to Murano glass. It uses a "lume", a small gas flame which allows fusion of glass, joining of separate pieces and new colour and shape combinations.

 

This manufacturing technique makes use of glass canes, or conjoining different materials such as murrine, gold and silver. It is a very complex technique that requires precision and imagination. An interesting fact about this technique is that it was the only one that was allowed to take place in Venice proper.


BEADS


There are many types of Murano glass beads. A first distinction can be between solid and blown beads, and they can all be categorized in three types: "conterie", "rosette" and "perle a lume".

 

The first two are obtained by processing previously prepared patterned canes, whereas the lampwork beads, "perle a lume", are created by wrapping glass, melted by a small gas flame, around a fine iron rod, and embellished in infinite ways.

 

There are several subcategories within lampwork beads.

 

The "scièta" bead is monochromatic, and its shape can be spherical, ovoid, cubic, cylindric.

 

There is the so-called mosaic bead, also called "millefiori", obtained by covering the hot glass core with numerous tiny sections of murrine, pressing them together with special tools.

 

Another type is the "submerged" bead, produced by coating the plain glass core with coloured glass grit, then covering it all with clear glass. If, instead of coloured glass, gold or silver leaf is used, the result will be a gold or silver "sommerso".

 

There are also "flowered" beads, in which a thin strip of aventurine is wrapped around the incandescent core, and subsequently decorated with raised embellishments. "Vette" beads are made in the same way, except fine twisted strands of coloured glass are wrapped around the core, instead of strips; the filaments are called "vette".


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