With fall upon us, I’m so excited to announce these hand-crafted Murano glass beads designed for European style charm bracelets and necklaces! Featuring classic Halloween colors black and orange, these beads will perfectly complement your wardrobe for the season.

The first of the three new beads is a pumpkin shaped bead in a stunning rich orange color. This bead will be the perfect accent piece to your bracelet through the fall season as you stroll through pumpkin patches and admire the changing leaves, your bracelet will mirror the season with the new pumpkin bead.

Pumkin Murano glass bead for european bracelets

The second of the new beads is called “Wicked” for its black background and sparkly sheen. This unique bead, with its blinking stones, will add a spooky vibe to your next Halloween bracelet!

Black and orange stones Halloween charm bead

The last of the new fall mini collection is called “Witch’s Lace” and has a glowing orange background over-laced with jagged black ribbon for a truly enchanting look.

Orange with black lace fall bracelet bead

Play with beads and express your creative spirit this season! I’m so excited to offer these exceptional, one-of-a-kind designs. Each of these beads will add more gloss and color to a fall themed “bead party” you’ll create!

Have you ever been in a building and been amazed at the glasswork on display? Glass has been around in décor for ages. While plastic or metal is great for many reasons, glass has its own unique vibe that can cause a stunning affect in whatever room you enter.


It’s a curious fact – GLASS IS ANCIENT


Pliny, and ancient Roman historian, suggested that glass was first made in the region of Syria around 5000BC by Phoenician merchants. According to the archaeological evidence, however, the first man-made glass was in Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt around 3500BC. Glass vessels first made their appearance about 1500BC in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Following, the blowpipe was invented in the 1st century BC, by Syrian craftsmen. This revolutionary discovery made glass production easier, faster, and cheaper. Glass production began to flourish among the Roman Empire and quickly dispersed anywhere from Italy to the countries under its rule.

Roman bowl, 1st Century CE

When we start throwing out ancient history, it makes glass a little more antique doesn’t it? So what else is there to know about glass?




Glass has survived millennia due to several unique characteristics. 100% natural, not many materials have this one up their sleeve anymore. Being made from the combination of sand, soda ash, and limestone makes the combination of materials extremely unique. Continuing its immaculate design, it is a material that does not react with the food and drink it carries. It also doesn’t react with the skin when worn as jewelry. (A large benefit considering many often have an allergy to fake jewelry.) Most importantly, it is 100% recyclable! It can be melted down to produce more glass products. Due to its natural composition and inability to decompose, it does not leach harmful materials into the environment, even when outside of the normal recycling stream.

Dale Chihuly installation

This brings me to my next point:



Well, nearly forever. Glass is extremely durable, though it is a bit brittle. Early glass-making cultures have left behind many examples of different glass fragments. While the finished product is brittle, the inside of the kiln provides a special thermal treatment that significantly improves the strength and stability of the glass. This cause it to exhibit significant durability under most conditions. Because of the slow erosion process on glass, it can typically withstand the effects of water as well. Along with these factors, it is also more resistant to chemical attacks and corrosion compared to other materials.

Glass pendant, 5th century B.C.

Glass pendant, 5th century B.C.




Have you had a piece of jewelry or décor that began to fade over time?

Elizabeth Lyons Big Jars collection

Color in glass is obtained by addition of metals, oxides, and minerals that are homogeneously distributed within the whole material. These colors are not paints or other surface coloring and will not fade over time, just as those ancient artefacts that kept their original colors through the ages.




Who can argue against the beauty glass possesses? There are even a number of plastic artifacts made to imitate the look of glass. This goes to show just how stunning it is! From transparent to opaque, from glossy to frosty, no matter what color or finish your glass object is, it is bound to bring beauty and awe to whatever room you place it in. Just take a look at this sculpture by Randy Strong, an amazing work of art!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! If you’re here, then you’re looking for authentic, handcrafted, unique Murano glass jewelry. Through my blog, I’ll share with you some of the knowledge I’ve gained over the years.

My name is Katerina, and I’m passionate about creating one-of-a-kind glass jewelry. What I really love, however, is to create jewelry for friends, family, and others who share my same admiration of Murano glass jewelry.

Here at my blog, you’ll get a firsthand look at some of the new goodies I’m working away at. I’ll share some of the tricks of my trade, as well as some of the history behind it. I’ll even answer your questions! If you have questions about any aspect of this art, please connect with me. I’d love to chat with you, and perhaps I can even create a blog post for you!

While you’re at my website, please feel free to take a look around. The gallery has up-close pictures of some of the work I do, and you might be surprised to learn about the process of making Murano glass jewelry. Take a peek at my collections, which are limited in duration. If you see something you like, please feel free to share it on social media with friends and family. If you have any questions about any of the pieces you see, or perhaps you’d like your own custom Murano glass jewelry commissioned, please connect with me. I would love to hear from you!