As I understand it these beads are handmade from Italy. Millefiori I think means millions of flowers and maybe that is what attracts me to them. I love flowers not in the romantic or girly sense but because each flower is like a little work of art. They paint our landscape and they add cheer to even the dreariest day. The millefiori bead adds cheer to my jewelry box. To date I have made a necklace, two bracelets, two pairs of earrings all using oval cobalt or green background millefiori, tiny glass beads that resemble marbles, and sterling silver beads. the necklace is strung on cobalt blue silk. I suggest that you check out the millefiori for yourself and if it appeals to you well you know someone who can make jewelry.