In his Castella studio, just a short walk from Venice's famed St. Mark's Square, our friend Giulio continues the lampwork tradition of his grandmother. Each of the beads in this exquisite torsade necklace is handcrafted one at a time over a small flame, from the stunning millefiori and round beads shimmering with gold leaf to the thousands of tiny hand-strung seed beads. Approx. 22.5 in. long.
Fresh and unusual Even though the yellow beads are more lemony than on the web picture, the necklace is so fresh and uplifting, spring-like. Like buying a big bunch of daffodils in October. Craftsmanship is superb, and I am now looking for more work by this artist/company.