Venetian glass

General, Murano glass / Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Bronze chain necklace with Klimt-inspired Murano glass heart pendant

As I wrote in an earlier post, I have gradually learned to love glass beads as elements that adds quality and colour. Not just any glass beads though. Not “Made in China” even though so many are. If you have stared into the depths of Venetian Glass, you know what I mean.

I have had this glass heart for quite some time, wondering what to do with it. A Murano glass line inspired by Gustav Klimt. After some pondering I decided it needed to stand alone, just accentuated with a hand crafted chain. I love my hand crafted chains. I enjoy the meticulous work involved in making these. This one is inspired by the old money chains, where you could remove one link and barter for items. Of course, back then the metal was a more valuable one than the bronze wire I have used here.

It is made as a long Y – necklace, measuring 79 cm in total. The tip of the Y is a traditional 2 in 1 chainmaille chain made of jumprings.

The sun was shining bright today. I just grabbed everything and went outside on the grass. Of course, with the sun as my main light source – there is bound to be some strong shadows. Maybe I need to retake the photo. Hmm..

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