Archive | April 2014

Murano and Murano Glass ☺

Murano is more than just a pretty island near Venice.

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Murano is also home of Murano glass, which is world renowned.

You can find more than glasses and vases such as these, which we used in a restaurant in Lido, Venice:

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You can find stunning chandeliers, sculptures and much more.

If you visit the island you can watch some glass blowing. It’s amazing to watch something colourful and beautiful being made from a lump of molten glass. Many fornaces don’t let you take photos and in the first one we visited we saw colourful glasses such as the ones above being made.

Luckily the second one we visited allowed photos ☺

The fornaces literally use furnaces:

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In these photos a vase is being made:

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Ta Dah!

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We also saw this being made:

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You can see it being made yourself ☺

I have uploaded my first ever video to YouTube.
Watch Glass Blowing in Murano here:

http://youtu.be/Ixi9QbuKQhM

Long time no blog!

It’s almost a year since I last blogged. Oops!

I haven’t stopped crafting, but sadly life (work, house renovations, work, holidays etc) has meant that I haven’t had time to blog.
I’ve signed up for my third term of silver jewellery classes, making jewellery from scratch, so I still am trying and learning new things.

To keep up to date with what I’m doing follow me on:
Twitter: @mrsmmakes
Instagram: mrsmmakes

Hope to see you there soon ☺

P.S. Here is a selection of recent makes:

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And there are more!