HUNTING FOR BEADS IN SECRET VENICE

Sat Sept 4th 2013                                                                                                              If you are in Venice, don’t miss it!                                                                                  If You are not in Venice… travel there for a magical day !   IMG_4045 copy IMG_4048 copyParticipants of all ages challenge themselves searching and discovering beautiful hidden corners of Venice. The hunt starts in Campo San Simeone Grande, Santa Croce  at 3.30 pm. IMG_4053 copy IMG_4121 copy IMG_4128 copy Wear comfortable shoes,                            bring your camera,                                and a venetian glass bead necklace
and amulets

IMG_4138 copy IMG_4139 copy         ……….Free participation!  Just book yourself and friends at

info@doyoubead.com or call +39 041 5230292 IMG_4166 copy At the end, prizes to best groups and a toast                              hosted by enchanting Hotel Ca’Negra          http://www.hotelcanigra.com facing the Grand Canal

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VENICE:DO YOU BEAD?

Let me introduce the charming “signora veneziana” Gloria Beggiato, owner of the magnificent Hotel Metropole and creator of the 2013 Fashion Design Made In Venice a five months event dedicated to strictly Venetian designers whose products favour refined and precious materials

Once a year, the windows of the Metropole’s Oriental Bar become a luxurious display of Venetian excellence and help rediscover objects combining art, technique and fashion. www.hotelmetropole.com

Once a year, the windows of the Metropole’s Oriental Bar become a luxurious display of Venetian excellence and help rediscover objects combining art, technique and fashion.
www.hotelmetropole.com

Among this year artists, Marisa Convento presented Venetian Dreams, an amazing collection of necklaces, earrings, bags and corals created from the most beautiful Venetian glass beads as a tribute to the traditional crafts of Venice, once entrusted to the patient and creative hand of the “impiraresse” (bead workers).

Among this year artists, Marisa Convento presented Venetian Dreams, an amazing collection of necklaces, earrings, bags and corals created from the most beautiful Venetian glass beads as a tribute to the traditional crafts of Venice, once entrusted to the patient and creative hand of the “impiraresse” (bead workers).

Despite hours of work Marisa aims to keep prices under control. For example, a stunning glass bauble on a cord costs about $75 and this elegant handmade bag is less than $250.

Despite hours of work Marisa aims to keep prices under control. For example, a stunning glass bauble on a cord costs about $75 and this elegant handmade bag is less than $250.

Coming right from the sea…This spectacular necklace looks like a coral tree, but is actually made from minuscule red beads. It took two weeks of work!

Coming right from the sea…This spectacular necklace looks like a coral tree, but is actually made from minuscule red beads. It took two weeks of work!

Marisa is also an enthusiastic supporter of DO YOU BEAD?  www.doyoubead.com, a project that aims to popularize the culture and tradition of glass beads produced in
Venice and Murano, increasingly threatened by the marketing of no value products
 and no historical repertory.

Marisa is also an enthusiastic supporter of DO YOU BEAD? www.doyoubead.com , a project that aims to popularize the culture and tradition of glass beads produced in
Venice and Murano, increasingly threatened by the marketing of no value products
 and no historical repertory.

In an age of fakes and degradation of genuine products, what is common to all designers and companies involved in
DYB? is a great passion for these little wonders that are traditional Venetian beads

In an age of fakes and degradation of genuine products, what is common to all designers and companies involved in
DYB? is a great passion for these little wonders that are traditional Venetian beads

The glass beads are in fact part of the fundamental enormous artistic heritage that the city of Venice has produced over the centuries.


The glass beads are in fact part of the fundamental enormous artistic heritage that the city of Venice has produced over the centuries.

Check Marisa Convento web www.venetiandreams.altervista.org

Check Marisa Convento web www.venetiandreams.altervista.org