The fires on the tiny Venetian island of Murano have been burning since the year 1291, producing timelessly beautiful pieces using techniques that the rest of the world can only guess at.
The creator of our Italian Paradiso Murano Glass Collection, Manuela Zanvettori, comes from a family who have been creating artistic glass in Murano, Venice for over half a century. Manuela grew up seeing her mother make glass jewels, threading thousands of beads and creating beautiful pieces. Today, Manuela has taken the traditional craft of Murano glass and continually reinvents it to create gorgeous pieces that are “au courant.”
Here, Manuela has transformed glass into art, working solely with original Murano glass canes produced on the island. She’s meticulously created an abstract swirl motif in shades of blue into generous orbs. The pendant is secured to six shimmering strands of silver Murano glass beads that lay perfectly and comfortably around the neck. The process is so laborious she only makes a handful at a time, so this is not a piece you’ll find in a souvenir shop, this kind of artwork is made to order.