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Handmade Italian Micro Mosaic Brooch, Italian Glass Pin, Subtle Something Blue, Floral Micro Mosaic Pin

Handmade Italian Micro Mosaic Brooch, Italian Glass Pin, Subtle Something Blue, Floral Micro Mosaic Pin

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Style: Minimalist
  • Materials: tiny micro mosaic glass tiles, handmade glass pieces, vermeil gold plating, pin, hinge, tesserae, yellow, glue, green, white, black, red, orange
  • Favorited by: 15 people
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Handmade Italian Micro Mosaic Brooch, Italian Glass Pin, Subtle Something Blue, Floral Micro Mosaic Pin

Tiny Italian micro mosaic brooch/pin - smaller than most mosaics.
Ornate, tasteful, classic but edgy.
Try suspending it from ribbon - just so gorgeous.

Gold metal base with round and semi round (scalloping) designs.
Colorful glass tiles are inserted by hand creating an intricate work of art.
Lots of patience is required and certainly can be appreciated by many.
Many different colors are present grading from white, yellow, orange, green, blue, red and black.
1 " round and a yellow gold plated frame.
Stamped Italy

The last picture shows a few finer quality pieces from a quality collection of micro mosaic jewels.

In the early 18th century, a roman glass kin owner named Alessio Mattioli experimented on colored glass paste and developed a high percentage of coloring agents. He made what were called " Smalti Filati". Depending on the shade of color to be obtained, bits of different his master tints were mixed together and then melted over an open flame. The molten mass was then "spun" or drawn by means of tweezers into threads of the desired thickness. The "smalti filati" technique made it possible for artisans to fashion pieces on very small scale, and eventually even to produce actual "miniature mosaics", with glass tiles called "tesserae", which were less than 1 mm thick, and which gained widespread popularity in the first half of 18th century.

The vibrant colors and intricate designs of micro mosaics makes them as fun to wear today as they were when Mattiolo first spun his glass threads.
Handmade Italian Micro Mosaic Brooch, Italian Glass Pin, Subtle Something Blue, Floral Micro Mosaic Pin

Tiny Italian micro mosaic brooch/pin - smaller than most mosaics.
Ornate, tasteful, classic but edgy.
Try suspending it from ribbon - just so gorgeous.

Gold metal base with round and semi round (scalloping) designs.
Colorful glass tiles are inserted by hand creating an intricate work of art.
Lots of patience is required and certainly can be appreciated by many.
Many different colors are present grading from white, yellow, orange, green, blue, red and black.
1 " round and a yellow gold plated frame.
Stamped Italy

The last picture shows a few finer quality pieces from a quality collection of micro mosaic jewels.

In the early 18th century, a roman glass kin owner named Alessio Mattioli experimented on colored glass paste and developed a high percentage of coloring agents. He made what were called " Smalti Filati". Depending on the shade of color to be obtained, bits of different his master tints were mixed together and then melted over an open flame. The molten mass was then "spun" or drawn by means of tweezers into threads of the desired thickness. The "smalti filati" technique made it possible for artisans to fashion pieces on very small scale, and eventually even to produce actual "miniature mosaics", with glass tiles called "tesserae", which were less than 1 mm thick, and which gained widespread popularity in the first half of 18th century.

The vibrant colors and intricate designs of micro mosaics makes them as fun to wear today as they were when Mattiolo first spun his glass threads.

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