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Using Murano Glass Jewelry in Your Styling

Incorporating Murano glass jewelry into your styling can add a unique and elegant touch to your outfits. Murano glass is known for its exquisite craftsmanship and vibrant colors, making it a versatile accessory for various occasions. Here are some tips on how to use Murano glass jewelry in your styling. Elegance meets flamboyance and tradition merges with modernity. Italian design style and Italian colors boost to your looks.

Confetti colors and gold Murano glass bead long necklace doubled as a short one


Choose Complementary Colors: Dreamy Venice features a wide range of colors. When styling your outfit, choose jewelry pieces that complement the colors you’re wearing. If your outfit is predominantly neutral, you can opt for bold and colorful Murano glass jewelry to add a pop of vibrancy.

Mix and Match: Don’t be afraid to mix and match different Murano glass jewelry pieces. You can combine necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings to create a coordinated look. However, avoid overwhelming your outfit with too many bold pieces. Instead, focus on one or two statement jewelry items and keep the rest of your accessories minimal.

Highlight Necklines: If you’re wearing a top or dress with an interesting neckline, such as a V-neck or off-the-shoulder style, choose a necklace or pendant that complements the neckline. This will draw attention to your Murano glass jewelry and create a cohesive look.

Layered two millefiori necklaces and one gold Murano cross on three separate gold plated layered necklaces

Layering: If you’re wearing multiple Murano glass pieces, consider layering them. You can layer necklaces of different lengths or stack bracelets and bangles for an eclectic and stylish look.

Personal Expression: Ultimately, let your personal style shine through. Murano glass jewelry offers a wide variety of designs, from traditional to contemporary, so choose pieces that resonate with your style and personality.https://aworldofdresses.com/jewellery-as-a-tool-for-self-expression/

Remember that the key to successful styling is confidence. Wear your Murano glass jewelry with pride, and it will undoubtedly become a standout element of your overall look.

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Your Spring Event Needs Some Primping?

Reflect the cheer!

What is your upcoming spring event? We all have at least one, whether we feel like it or not. Spring pushes us to remember we are, in fact, alive. Your spring events will require a primping touch. The season urges your renewal and some primping, so don’t ignore Mother Nature. It becomes harder to remain a couch potato by 7 pm without guilt waves pouring over us day by day. Look great and make yourself even feel great with a renewal primp piece for yourself.

While researching jewelry trends for the season, I came up with some wise advice from fashion bloggers. Primp with a new statement piece for your current wardrobe and save some money this tight season.

The logic as cited in Who What Wear by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman for the upcoming season:

“While shedding a few layers is always exciting, there can be some trepidation about the shift into a new season. One can feel the added pressure to splurge on new clothing or to don recent trends when emerging back outside. But in this economy, dropping an entire check on new clothing isn’t exactly reasonable. So what’s an alternative to making your wardrobe feel fresh without spending a fortune on new clothing? The solution is jewelry.”

So what are the trends this season? Researching jewelry fashion bloggers and journalists – it will be a season of silver, chunky cuffs; colorful beads, statement necklaces. The message appears to be ‘fear not’ when it comes to styling and “Think outside the jewelry box this season. Bypass classic chains and pendant necklaces for artistic trinkets in organic, sculptural forms.” – Marie Claire Your spring events will be well appointed with some great new choices in spring jewelry trends from Dreamy Venice.

Dreamy Venice is happy to accommodate the trends, totally by serendipity! Our offerings will be perfect for you to appear totally on point for your special events this season as life reawakens.

large white Murano glass disc with silver highlights on pendant, bracelet and earrings
large white Murano glass disc with silver highlights on pendant, bracelet and earrings

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. Sign on to our mailing list if you haven’t already. Get a 25% discount when you sign on with your first order and get advance notice of new products we are adding. Shining products to make you shine as well. Perfect primp and renew pieces for your spring season!

We are so happy to have colors and styles to celebrate the great renewal season! Thanks for reading and Buona Primavera!

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So What’s So Special About Venetian Glass?

 

What is so special about Murano glass? Since a picture is worth 1000 words, we are hoping that this little picture may give a hint. But there is a lot of history behind this little piece of jewelry. And a lot of drama.

Let’s start with Barbarian invasions of the now Italian mainland about 1500 years ago. Those communities, mostly from Rome, relocated to the Venetian lagoons to get to safety. Among the talented mainlanders who took over the lagoon islands were creators of glass. Other talents from further east , Byzantium and the Middle East added their expertise and we are still admiring the colors, styles and craftsmanship. That’s one of the things that is so special. Tradition is valuable is one of the special things.

 

Fast Forward to the 1200s – Murano is the World’s First Industrial Zone

The Renaissance is approaching and the world is sharing lots of ideas and commerce, glass is becoming the principal industry of Venice. Venice becomes the crossroads of the east and west with commerce. The Venetian Empire is a force to be reckoned with. Arts, government, politics and a full society are all alive. At the head of it all is the Doge, the head of the governing Great Council. Drama, political struggle, inspiration, art and passion are all heating up. (But this is not a full history post so I’ll move on.)

Working their busy furnaces throughout Venice, the glassblowers have a bad habit of burning down their buildings and those around them. So in 1291 the doge “banishes” this bustling creative commercial activity to the small island of Murano, where busy furnaces in the new industrial center of Venice is established. Murano is today recognized as the first established industrial park of the world, becoming the glass production center of the world. The first clear class is being produced and called “cristallo”.

More processes that were explored then are still used now. No other producers anywhere could recreate the secrets of color creation, metal infusion for luster and design innovation. And this is still majorly true. Glass was an international luxury good. Seeing the product in person, you identify a particular luster which is not detectable in any other glass production. Another what’s so special for me.

A section from a larger view of Venice with the island of Murano in the distance (circa 1600 attributed to Danckerts in the style of the famous woodcut print by Jacopo de’Barbari circa 1500). From Big Bead Little Bead

Life as a Renaissance Glass Master

Being a Glass master, you’d have a hard but pretty enviable life. Why? Being an esteemed part of the critical commercial class, you’d have some great privileges. You would special entre’ into noble society and handy legal protections. You’d probably want to keep the gig and even keep your family in it as well – which is exactly what happened. So therefore the tradition of Murano glass businesses as a family tradition was established. Industrial secrets were locked among the producing families. Innovation was exploding. The Venetian Republic limited the glass makers from leaving Venice without being granted permission to protect the secrets. There was big punishment for disobeying the laws – like death if you were caught spilling the beans on industrial secrets.

So those are pretty special valuations on a product so prized. I love the intensity!

The Value of My Involvement with Murano Glass

So what is so special about Murano glass for me is the quality, history and commitment to an industry by an entire business and creative class of society. We love offering it in a cookie cutter world.

Murano blown glass goblets with elaborate detail in coral, light blue, gold
Cortella and Ballarin champagne glass fancy blown detail.

Venice’s artistic traditions in glass is still alive, as this Cortella and Ballarin champagne glass boasts. These are ancient glass artisan names on Murano still inspired by their centuries’ old creators before them newly created. The Venetian Renaissance period informs this creation. So as much as this is a traditional look, new innovative designs are always in the works as well.

Cortella and Ballarin blown glass jars light amber

So what’s so special about Venetian glass? – its long history, development, drama and passion over 1000 years. But what does that mean for you? It promises a product that its creators are proud to offer. It promises the romance of a storied product that I fell in love with at first sight. Each piece we curate is expressive and individual; created for a special person.

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Business and Italian Style

Our business and Italian style are synonymous even (or especially) as we work through the summer months. We’re always inspired by our fabulous products from fabulous designers. Our new gorgeous Italian styles by Giorgio Rossetti in Venice excite us so much, we are using one for our new monogram logo. We are looking ahead to the holidays with this fabulous line. We are the first (and only) business in the US to offer Giorgio’s work – very exciting! See his collection on our site. These Italian styles will spark your interest for superlative gifts for the lover of special looks.

Giorgio Rossetti jewelry creations on our new monogram
model wearing large Murano glass textured disc pendant and matching bracelet
Large Murano glass White Sands Necklace and Bracelet by Giorgio Rossetti

La Gondola Providence and Dreamy Venice Partnering

Our Italian style does not stop on our webpage or social media. We are so happy to announce that we will be part of making La Gondola Providence “A Classic Venetian Experience in the Heart of the Renaissance City” as La Gondola tagline reads. Again, see our Italian inspired business is honored to be associated with a great gondola tour on the Providence waterway. A memorable evening or afternoon for family, colleagues, friends and/or romance be a sure part of a fantastic summer. That’s a promise! You’ll even be serenaded.

La Gondola Providence on a Waterfire Night – John Simonetti

Scroll the La Gondola site to find Dreamy Venice, where you can order a special souvenir for the occasion. Delivered to you from Venice, to add to an authentic Venetian experience – fun, unique and glowing. La Gondola and Dreamy Venice. True Italian style here, at La Gondola Providence. Two great Italian inspired businesses, locally in Providence.

A Perfect Time to Search Our Site

blue and gold Murano glass long necklace
Long Murano glass gold and seed bead necklace with blue and gold details
Gold and pink beaded Murano glass long necklace with pink and gold large pink and gold bead
Long Murano glass gold seed bead necklace with pink details

Italian style – fun, lighthearted summer pieces just received and on sale. A great gift now or hold for the holidays.

Blue and silver Murano teardrop pendant on collar necklace
Blue sparkling teardrop pendant on collar necklace
Gold and cream colored Murano glass teardrop pendant on collar necklace
Gold and cream colored Murano glass teardrop pendant on collar necklace
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Dreamy Venice and La Gondola Providence a Good Match!

Dreamy Venice is so honored to be partnering with La Gondola Providence! Two Rhode Island companies join business visions inspired in Venice, Italy to create a magical local experience for you.

Stealing this description of the La Gondola operation from its website, “Owner Matthew “Marcello” Haynes has been at the helm of the company since 2007, and has transformed the enterprise into one of the most recognized and beloved attractions in Providence. His unwavering focus on customer service and the value of each individual’s experience on board the gondolas has resulted in both local and national recognition, including a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. “

A Waterfire evening in Providence with La Gondola, photo credit John Simonetti

Painstaking care has been the hallmark of Marcello’s business model, from customer service to his beautiful gondolas. An authentic experience along the Providence River with its lovely bridges and stunning lighting will transport you to a Venetian lagoon without boarding the plane to Europe. Now mix in live Italian serenades and you are transported, literally.

Peruse the Dreamy Venice offerings from Venice, Italy. A Murano glass creation can top off the experience. Order online from the La Gondola website or go the dreamyvenice.com site itself. Do you want your gift delivered the evening or day of your La Gondola experience? Contact us at 401-499-5575 or use the contact form below to arrange a delivery for your reservation time. Order online for a surprise delivery to the gondola or a delivery to your desired location. A few days lead time is perfect.

The La Gondola landing is located at the Cafe Nuovo’s outdoor dining area in downtown Providence, RI. So…a distinctive Italian meal, a gondola ride and a piece of Venetian artistry from Dreamy Venice will flavor your summer as memorable, sumptuous, molto italiano!

Night Sky Venetian Glass Pendant
Venice Night Sky Pendant