These Handblown Filigree Glass Pendant Necklaces are created by Virginia Wilson Toccalino and Tony Toccalino at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills On.
Glass masters Filippo and Bernardo Catani invented the Ancient glass making techniques used in this process in 1526. This elaborate pattern making technique was laborious and difficult to perform. Filigree Glass was rare. This made it suitable for only the uppermost tables of society. It was befitting of Kings and Queens at the time.
This elaborate and beautiful form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today. It is scarce and difficult of acquire
The patterns and color possibilities in these Handblown Filigree Glass Pendant Necklaces are almost limitless. This brings much appreciation and joy to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique. These pendant necklaces are a welcome addition to any wardrobe accessory collection.
Being an admirer of the Venetian Style Filigree and Ribbon Glass rods, Virginia believed that they were beautiful enough to stand alone as a focal point in jewelry and collectible glass ornaments.
Here she offers Handblown Filigree Glass Pendant Necklaces on an 18 inch .925 Sterling Silver Chain. Colors and dimensions may vary slightly. The Glass Rod used in these Pendant Necklaces varies from approx 1/4 ” diameter x 1 inch + long. Each necklace comes in a gift box with an informative artist card. We welcome inquiries if you do not see a color you are looking for. Drop us a line! We have many color combinations not shown here.