Earrings, Red Millefiori Glass Tiny Open Heart on Hoops in Sterling
Millefiori glass, (Italian: “thousand flowers”), type of mosaic glassware characterized by a flowerlike pattern. It is produced by first heating a bundle of thin glass rods of different colors until the rods fuse together. The bundle is pulled thin, cooled, and sliced cross-sectionally to produce small disks with flowerlike designs. These disks are applied to hot blown glassware such as a vase or bowl, which is then reheated and blown a second time. The resulting product is a brilliantly colored piece of glassware with an intricate, ornamental design. Romantic floral patterns lend themselves beautifully to jewelry designs.