Blown Hollow Filigrana Bead Necklaces, Signature series 5 Bead

$ 350.00$ 425.00 (CAD)

Five handblown 1 inch diameter hollow filigrana blown glass beads are featured in my Designer Line Handblown Hollow Filigrana Glass Bead Necklaces.  Gorgeous blown beads are combined with .925 sterling silver, semi-precious stones and my beautiful cane glass beads.  These necklaces truly make a statement and are very rare as it is difficult to create a set of so many well matched focal beads.  The necklaces are finished off with a delightful Leaf toggle or large spring ring and are signed with my VWT signature bead hanging from a decorative sterling chain off the clasp or strung beside the beads.



The Blown Hollow Filigrana Bead Necklaces are our Signature Series. Virginia and Tony create the hollow blown beads at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills On.  

Virginia selects the glass rods  very carefully to match in size, twist and pattern. The rods go on a fire proof plate and arranged to display a distinct pattern. Then fused and picked up on the glassblowing pipe, formed and blown into the desired shape and size. This creates a uniquely formed pattern throughout the blown hollow glass bead.

Ancient glass making techniques that were invented in Murano Italy by glass masters Filippo and Bernardo Catani in 1526 are used in the process. This elaborate pattern making technique was and still is difficult to perform. Filigree Glass, unlike conventional blown glass, was suitable for only the uppermost tables of society as it was not common.

This elaborate form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today.

The patterns and colors to be combined in these Hollow Filigrana Bead Necklaces are almost limitless. Because of this, much appreciation and joy is brought to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique. As a result, these blown filigrana hollow bead necklaces are a welcome addition to any wardrobe accessory collection.

Virginia admires the  Venetian Style Filigree and Ribbon Glass rods. She always believed that they were beautiful enough to stand alone as a focal point in jewelry or ornaments so she created lovely Hollow Filigrana Bead Necklaces

Virginia strings these delightful necklaces with her blown glass cane beads combined with .925 Sterling silver beads and clasps.  She then signs them with a lampworked signature bead close to the clasp.

Additional information

Weight 235 g
Dimensions 14 × 13 × 13 cm
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