‘Thousands of flowers’. This is a glasswork technique that produces distinctive patterns in glassware. The millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as ‘murrine’, with multicolored patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends like seaside rock. A murrine rod is heated in a furnace and pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section’s design. It is then cut into discs or ‘slices’ when cooled. As it is a handmade product, sizes do vary and are estimated for ordering purposes. Best cut with wheeled tile cutters. Our millefiori is manufactured in Murano, Italy by Effetre and has a coefficient of 104. Millefiori production can be traced back to Ancient Roman, Phoenician and Alexandrian times. 100 grams equals approximately 3.5 ounces.
These items are being discontinued as we are now focused on our range of mosaic kits