Millie heart pendant – 55mm long x 30mm wide (at the widest part) – Made using tiny murano millefiori glass.
The heart pendant came about after a few returning visits to Italy where millefiori glass is made. Venice is home to murano glass and the intricate glass making skills are still very much alive in this part of Italy. Glass creations bursting with colour and vintage style are overflowing in every nook and cranny of every little shop. There are pieces for sale all over and also pieces in use in cafes and restaurants. Authentic and antique pieces are tucked away but if you have an eye for what you are searching for you will be sure to catch a glimpse of their twinkling powers. The tiny millefiori glass flowers are unique to Murano in Italy. See my blog post on how millefiori is made. All millefiori glass used in my designs is authentic and made in Murano. All pieces are hand cut.
I place each tiny piece into the heart shaped bezels to create a mosaic pattern of tiny flowers. Each one is unique and as they are handcut no two pieces are the same size. As each piece is a different height they sit in the bezel at differing levels which draws the eye into the finished piece. I have used a thin layer of clear jewellery resin to secure the pieces and to create a looking glass effect. You will find yourself forever gazing into your heart!
The bezels are made from pewter and are plated with either .999 pure silver or 24 carat gold. All heart pendants come on a 28″ chain. I have used an oval linked brass chain which is plated with .999 silver or 24 carat gold. The lobster clasp can be placed into any link at any position allowing the piece to be worn at different lengths.
As there is such a variety of glass shapes, colours and sizes each heart pendant will be unique.