millefiori

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millefiori

(ˌmɪlɪˈfjɔːrɪ)
n
a. decorative glassware in which coloured glass rods are fused and cut to create flower patterns: an ancient technique revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century
b. (as modifier): a millefiori paperweight.
[C19: from Italian: thousand flowers]

millefiori

A glassmaking technique in which flowerlike sections appear from sticks of colored glass that have been cut on the transverse. Sometimes used for beads in jewelry; also embedded in shapes of clear glass to form paperweights.
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Shane 'Dusty' Foley took the riding honours with a double, scoring on Adrian Keatley's Millefiore in the one-mile thetote.
As a young artist, it found expression in the form of neo-primitive, hollow ceramic tubes and a little later, large millefiore coloured bowls, decorated with inlaid clay and legs sometimes attached to the bottom.
In three or four different experiments, I mixed them up with faux and vrai Murano millefiore beads; amber, red, and blue glass lozenges; heavy round dark crushed-glass-coated oversized beads; green aventurine beads from a garage sale; silver filigree beads from an antiques barn near Lancaster; and coral beads from the Philippines, coated in shellac, with the grain and striation of little apples.
I've stumbled upon faux but dazzling Murano millefiore beads in an art supply store at home and at a newspaper stand next to the Pantheon, moss agate lozenges in the shop of a natural history museum on the Sioule river featuring the skeleton of a thirty-thousand-year-old rhinoceros, and carved jade in a souvenir store facing the august Romanesque church at Orcival.
Crossed garlands of millefiore and canes arranged in a way that look like mushrooms were other hallmarks of St Louis weights, while tightly packed canes covering the base, known as "close millefiore" was popular with Baccarat, as were butterflies.
Lite Source unveils Hallu, with a daring millefiore style embedded into the blown glass shade, to make an ideal choice for a foyer or over a bar.
I took a short class at the art store in the millefiore technique.