Red is my favourite colour and it is Linda's favourite too! She made earrings using milleflori or milleflore beads. These intricate glass beads are diagonally holed square flat tiles which she paired with Czech red glass cubes. The two types of beads were the same colour but the design decision of using two different shapes worked! Metal beads were also used to tie in with the use of sterling silver earwires.

Milleflori means thousand flowers in Italian. Indeed, the Italians were the the masters of this form of mosaic beads. Check out the next post on these beads and why they rock.
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