Okay... so I cannot stop thinking about millefiori (Italian for "million flowers") pendants tonight. I'm not sure why - but I am on this mad search for the best one.
Back in my summer in Florence, I bought a handful of them in the San Marcos marketplace, I loved the glass and saved two "tree of life" pendants - one for my best friend, Amy, and one for myself. Amy keeps bemoaning the fact that in her adventurous life as a relief worker in Thailand, that she somewhere lost hers - and I guess that got me to thinking about how much I love this glass.
There is something so other-worldly about it... like you could just dive right into the glass itself.
And the way they make it is the most amazing process, with little strands of glass that are laid on top of each other - to make these designs, then they are fired and sliced.... so so so lovely.
I found this site tonight, with a great selection and great prices, but I am having the hardest time making up my mind...