Saturday, February 18, 2006

Venice in January

Every January for about 15 years, we have gone to Venice to work with our suppliers on spring designs. This year, my sister joined me, a nice break for her and good company for me after the death of our mother.

The weather in Venice is always unpredictable in January, and this year we had ice in the lagoon and snow flurries, though the snow was just a light frosting. The ice on the edges of the lagoon were an amazing site. I took this picture from the boat as we were nearing the Fondamente Nove.

The trip was very successful and we are now adding beads which are coming in from that trip. We will also be adding some new dichroic pendants that we designed with the furnace. They will be an experiment as it is their first experience with dichroic glass. The dichroic uses of course the Moretti glass which we have coated here in the US and then shipped back to Italy for bead production.

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