Biancardi

Lampwork costume jewellery

Biancardi

Lampwork costume jewellery

"One can only learn an artform in the workshops of those who make their living doing it. Samuel Butler"


Pierluigi Biancardi, Venetian by origin, met Cristina Aleu in Barcelona.  They returned to Venice together where in 1983 they began to design costume jewelry with Murano glass lampwork beads, specializing in high fashion boutiques. Pierluigi, among the small squares, narrow streets, and alleyways of Venice and Murano, uses the Venetian dialect as a passe-partout through which he obtains his supplies of glass canes, gold and silver leaves and moulds in the dislocated artisan workshops. Cristina strictly follows "prêt-à-porter" fashion and high fashion that, merging with the craftsmanship, offers ideas for new collections. All Biancardi’s bijoux is made using "lampwork" pearls (scièta, millefiori, submerged and floral pearls) that are also produced directly by Biancardi in infinite combinations and techniques. Although the collections are primarily based on the interplay between color and the transparencies that characterize Murano glass, there are also collections with "pearl" glass beads, produced through seven immersion steps in pearl varnish that give a "cultured pearl" result. In addition to the artisanal work of Pierluigi and Cristina, their son, Cristian, who specializes in lampworking, has now joined the company. Although the workshop is not open to the public, it does take an active part in trade fairs and events, and the quality of its creations has made it highly respected on an international level.

Biancardi S.n.c.


Dorsoduro 2465 D, fondamenta dei Cereri
348 3039425

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