Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday stuff...

Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand), and "fiori" (flowers).

In the days of long ago, beads such as these were called simply mosaic beads. Now the term typically refers to Venetian glassware. Oh, but there is beautiful glasswork to be found in all of Italy. This is but a very small sample.

Notice the teapot/spoon clasp. And the matching earrings. These are a birthday present for someone special who loves blue, and drinking tea......friend and BSP sista Joy! Today is her birthday, so she'll get this at lunch. I think she'll like them...heck, if she doesn't, I'll keep them myself! Not a problem.
Enjoy your hump day, y'all! It's beautiful here in the nawth GA mountains, but we are going some place mighty special this weekend. Where could that be??? Who will we see???


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

it is lovely and she will love it! happy birthday joy!! and i know where you are going and i am jealous! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Barb said...

A little birdie mentioned you were coming! Lucky you and her! And I know Joy will love the beads! Happy Birthday, Joy!

Sandee said...

What a pretty birthday gift. Joy will like that I'm sure. What's not to like?

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Joy,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Joy said...

I do love the beads and am wearing them right now! Thank you, Sandy - and thank you, gals for the birthday greetings. I know where Sandy's going, too, and would love to stow away and come with her - but I'm going to Atlanta to see my daughters this weekend. Hugs!

ivana said...

Buon Compleanno, Joy!!!!

I like the necklace, the handmade glassware of Murano Venice is wonderful!

I'm sure you have a great day!!!
I worked so much and my kids were here...


Haley D. said...

Happy birthday, Joy!

Enjoy your weekend getaway too. (And give you-know-who hugs from us!)

Linda said...

I think I know where you're going if I read someone else's blog correctly! Unless that's later and this is someone different in which case you have several things to look forward to!

Nice to see that Joy did love her birthday gift and honestly - who wouldn't? Just gorgeous!