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Millifiore Glass Beads Glass: Gardens of “A Thousand Flowers”

West African peoples have adorned themselves with Venetian millefiori beads, intermixed with locally-made jewelry (left to right): blue-and-white “sand beads” made from powdered glass Vicks and Milk of Magnesia jars (Krobo and southern Ghana groups); reddish-brown bauxite, or aluminum ore, beads (Ghana); cast bronze bracelet (Baule); and cast bronze beads (Ashante).

by Sarah Turnbaugh Millefiori beads made in Venice, Italy, reached lofty technical and aesthetic heights in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The colorful, stunning-looking beads seem almost magical – then we learn that they were handmade using laborious, time-consuming methods in small factories and lone artisans’ homes. Glassworkers aptly called these seductive creations “millefiori,” […]

Publisher’s Corner: April 2019

Publisher’s Corner: April 2019

The Allure of Glass 18 Years Later by Maxine Carter-Lome For 18 years the Journal of Antiques & Collectibles has published an annual April Glass Issue. Although we pride ourselves on exploring a wide range of changing topics, we continue to come back to glass – not only because the topic provides for never-ending inquiry […]

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads Featured in Major Exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass CORNING, NY, May 8, 2013 Featuring for the first time nearly 200 of the most important beads and beaded objects from the Corning Museum’s collection. This summer, a major exhibition at The Corning Museum of […]