Round Venetian Glass beads are the most commonly made and used of our Murano glass†beads. The shape a natural one produced in beadmaking and and is a highly requested shape in finsihed jewelry, both of which account for their popularity.
Round beads are all made nearly the same way, by flowing the melting glass over the mandrel and continually turning the mandrel the centrifical force produced a round bead. Turn a bit too fast and it elongates, a bit to slow and you get a lopsided bead. (These I have made a lot of! it's really harder that it looks to produce a perfectly round bead.) Our Murano glass beads are available in 24kt gold foil, sterling silver, millefiori, mosaics, transparent, white gold foil, and of course our Venetian Dichroics. We're always adding new elements to the classic round bead to add new levels of interest to products that have been around for centuries.