Crete is a blue Murano charm with loving white details.
This charm has a Sterling silver 925 core.
We collect the original Murano glass on the Murano islands and ship it to our workshop in Copenhagen. At the workshop, we use the glass to create tiny Murano charm art. Every bead is handmade and unique.
Murano glass is made on the Murano islands. The Murano islands consist of 7 islands and are located about 1,5 km from Venice. Murano is known for its glass factory, which opened in the 1200-century. The production was moved from Venice because of fire hazards.
Crete is a Greek island and a very popular holiday destination in the Mediterranean. Crete is, with its 8,336 km2, the largest Greek island. The island has approximately 650,000 inhabitants. According to Greek mythology, Crete is the island where Zeus was born. It is also here that Theseus killed the Minotaur in the maze. Crete first became part of Greece in 1913 and contains a special culture found only in Crete.
Glass is a great material. Essential in the process of beadmaking is the mandrel. The mandrel is a metal rod that is made to withstand the amount of heat needed to form the glass into beads. Along with the mandrel, a heat source helps create the molten glass and to aid in the formation of the glass around the mandrel. Each and every Murano glass design is handcrafted over open fire and Melina uses genuine Murano glass only.
Original Melina designs all have the brand name and logo Melina on one side and the silver stamp 925 on the other side.