Jewelry

Welcome to Maberga Designs Jewelry

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Our jewelry is made from hand-made glass beads from the island of Murano in Venice, Italy. We travel regularly to the island of Murano to find small artisans who make one of a kind glass beads in the centuries old lampwork style that Murano is famous for.

Each piece of our jewelry is handcrafted and unique.

Please go to our shop to see what is currently available or read on to learn more about our jewelry.

16-IMG_0028Maberga designs jewelry is handcrafted from beginning to end using only the highest quality materials.

In the tiny streets and along the canals of Murano, Venice, we seek out the maberga designs beads in the small glass workshops where artisans create brilliant, unique beads – one bead at a time.  Meeting the artisans and learning their techniques, we hand select each and every bead that will be used in our pieces.  Many beads are created specifically for us as we, working with the artisans, create color combinations and new shapes to compliment our design style.

Back in Maberga,  these art beads are transformed into one of a kind jewelry.  By combining the brilliant color of the Murano glass with sterling silver the pieces are hand shaped creating the signature style of Maberga Designs which is both whimsical and stunningly elegant.

How Murano glass beads are made.

Most Murano beads are made using an open flame, and are called lampwork beads. Long ago the flame was fueled by animal fat with a strong current of air produced by bellows. Today the heat is produced from gas-fired torches. The raw materials are canes of colored glass and thin copper tube. The artisan heats the glass cane and winds the molten glass (and other materials) around the copper tube. Sometimes the artisan then puts the still soft bead into a handmade mold for a particular shape. Later, once the bead is cooled, it is immersed in a bath of nitric acid, which dissolves the copper, leaving the perfectly smooth hole through the bead.

A special kind of Murano bead uses gold or silver leaf, wrapped around the softened glass, then with another cooler of glass covering it, giving the beads the extraordinary luminosity they are noted for. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!.