The tradition of micro mosaics in Italy go back as far as the mid-seventeenth century. As the fashionable and polite society of the mid-1600’s through the mid-1800’s sent their “20 somethings” on a Grand European Tour, the demand for souvenirs, (micro mosaic jewelry and snuff boxes being the most popular), grew immensely.
This craft of blending colors of glass, melting it, forming it, and then stretching it to the desired thickness, was a specialty of the Vatican Mosaic Workshop. Rochelle studied this technique and received her Master’s Certificate from the Orsoni Glass Furnace in Venice, Italy. Typically, these “filati” are between 1 and 3 mm thick.
Rochelle officially launched her Online Store this month! Check out her latest handmade micro-mosaic jewelry pieces – or request a quote for a custom design here.