Do you love to give gifts that are rich in tradition and custom? If you answered, YES, to any of these questions, then Murano is for you! Murano glass is much more than glass.Its history, art, tradition Its innovation and design. Murano glass is a world cultural heritage.
According to an excerpt from website, EuropeForVisitors.com, Murano is still an exporter of traditional products like mirrors and glassware, and its factories produce modern items such as faucet handles, glass lampshades, and electric chandeliers. At the retail level, there's a growing emphasis on art glass and--most important of all--the souvenir trade. Visit the ubiquitous glass shops on Murano or in Venice, and you'll find countless paperweights, glass beads and necklaces, knickknacks, and items of glass jewelry. Some are amusing: e.g., colored fish in transparent glass aquariums, or wrapped hard candies of multicolored glass. Others are pretty--glass necklaces and beads, for example.
One Canadian based designer has taken the wonders of Italy home to Canada. Anne Hefter has a website full of wondrous products from Murano. Visit her site and see the colorful necklaces and rings that jump off the pages and truly show the workmanship and quality care given to each piece.
According to Anne, I really fell in love with the items when I first saw them. I wanted to bring them back to Canada with me and make them available to the consumer market. I knew once people saw them; they would appreciate all the detail and color combinations and just fall in love with them. Fashion has always been a part of my life and to bring these glass pieces to the market has been a wonderful journey for me and my company.