"A Thousand Flowers"
Millefiori comes from the world renowned Effetre Factory in Murano, Italy
View this video to see the process of making millefiori paper weights:
The millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as murrine, with multicoloured patterns which are viewable only from the cut ends of the cane. A murrine rod is heated in a furnace, pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design, and then cut into beads or discs when cooled.
The addition of millefiori to a mosaic design can create a breathtaking piece of artwork.