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Cirque de Millefiori

New collection! I’ve been really busy 😉

This one is called “Cirque de Millefiori”. And yes, I’ve used three different languages in the title, but that’s how I roll.

I have always, always loved millefiori! The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers).  It is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.

millefiori glass

Millefiori glass

More recently, the millefiori technique has been applied to polymer clays and other materials. Because polymer clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated to fuse it, it is a much easier medium in which to produce millefiori patterns than glass.

polymer clay canes

A few of my polymer clay canes.

I used to make these polymer clay canes years ago, but they are really hard on the hands! Drawing is much easier.

Millefiori Fiesta

I’ll probably add some simple patterns to this to round it out. I think this group is really fun and youthful!

Millefiori-thinner border-color-Sunset

Different colorways of the main pattern.

Cirque bedding

Hope that you like this group. I LOVE making the mock-ups! So much fun seeing my work on products!

23 comments

  1. I LOOOOOOOOVE this collection Mary!!!
    All patterns are gorgeous!
    I’m a big fan of millefiori glass and also polymer clay… I love it and used to work with it too.
    Your designs really captured the best of both of them 🙂

  2. These are such fun designs and I love the colours! Looks absolutely gorgeous on the mock up too.
    Mary, you amaze me with your ability to do intricate designs and also simple ones with such flair and ease!!

    • Hi Tamara! The bed shot came from a friend, but there are stock photography sites like dreamstime.com, stock photo, and shutterstock that have similar ones.

  3. Myra Chaudhri

    Hey
    Firstly, gorgeous design!
    Was wondering where you got the mock up template from. Can you please guide me where I can purchase it from. In desperate need for a 4 pillow bedding mock up template.

    Thanks.

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