Murano large hole glass beads
for Pandora style jewelry
The process of making fashion glass jewelry requires infrastructures with expensive equipment. The needed facilities are difficult to maintain for a standard wholesale company interested in producing cheap goods. Wholesale fashion jewelry is a difficult business and in Italy there is a centre and school practicing this specialty, it is based in Murano Venice and it is called 'Scuola del vetro Abate Zanetti'. The web-site is at www.abatezanetti.it. This job requires great mastery from the jewelry glass blower when he makes charms. The critical speed and precision of the movements during the lampwork creation of cheap Pandora style beads is acquired only after long experience. Renowned Italian fashion glass masters of the past like Archimede Seguso, Alfredo Barbini and Lino Tagliapietra, were creators of innovative wholesale bracelets and they proposed original cheap solutions in the formal style. This special Italian art almost became the exclusive activity of the people of Murano handed down from father to son, giving birth to actual dynasties of jewelry manufacturers like Toso, Salviati, Ferro, Venini. A different artistic trend of style has been developed in this area, from northern European influences, especially from Denmark, where innovative fashion companies have proposed a new technology in glass lampworking and a new methodology based on the construction of large hole beads made from silver and cheap glass charm components. Hence the long line of Italian artists, often individual craftsmen specializing in the creation of exquisite large hole charms for Pandora bracelets. Stravagante also took part in this adventure as far back as 2002 reaching a unique and unmistakable mastery.
The discovery of the glass blowing technique happened at the end of the first century BC in Middle East and in Roman times. In imitation of mosaic, glass makers began this work in the second half of the nineteenth century recovering an ancient technique still used today by some Italian fashion jewelry manufacturers. For the production of large hole Pandora style beads they attempt to reproduce certain Roman jewelry objects. The lampworking of Murano jewelry is a technique already applied in the Renaissance in Venice and was developed in the eighteenth century. Since ancient times man has paid an almost mystic attention to glass, attributing something magical and supernatural to this transparent material. The lampworking of charms and Pandora glass beads accompanies various types of hot made decorations. Unique is the developement of complex jewelry techniques such as filigree and zanfirico, the reticello, the working with canes and murrine, and the incalmo as well. The processing of solid glass can make sculptures or important details of massive design objects and several works of art.
The name "conterie" or counter is thought to have come from the habit of using glass beads almost like currency. This is a proper assumption considering the quantity and diffusion throughout the countries with which the Venetian Republic traded. There is the legend saying that Marco Polo returning back from his travels in the East into Venice has told how those people particularly loved the ornaments made from several materials, and he suggested to some resourceful and very active jewelry manufacturers to reproduce them in glass.
Stravagante creates charms and glass elements that allow women to design their own jewelry using special cheap beads for Pandora. Stravagante encourages art, individuality and creativity among its customers. It is the appeal which raises the possibility to personalize a jewel which makes it an article of success. Pandora style bracelets made by Stravagante can be considered unique. Discover the latest models of Stravagante glass jewels like bracelets assembled with silver cored glass beads. Not to mention the beautiful necklaces, pendants and watches. STRAVAGANTE uses also Swarovski crystal jewelry and accessories compatible with Chamilia and Biagi charms at low prices and excellent quality. An ideal solution for the wholesale jewelry operators.
Valuable glass jewellery items are made from precious metals and special components. Unable to resist the magic of glass material and its extraordinary appeal, you can not wear it to go unnoticed. Distinctive people appreciate the refined decorations and unique style of the most renowned Murano beads for Pandora made in Italy. Each glass bracelet or necklace produced by Stravagante is different, thus ensuring the absolute originality offering a wide selection of precious objects that meet the style of young Italian people. In simple words Stravagante jewelry gives people a tangible way of expressing abstract ideas and emotions.