A divine unfolding of grace...

 

Cristina Aleu Mata

Biancardi Venetian Murano Glass Collection

My name is Cristina, and I am from Barcelona, Spain.  Twenty six years ago, I was asked to become the  Godmother of my friends’ son; before the actual baptism, I met the chosen Godfather.  It was truly love at first sight…within eight months, Pierluigi, became my husband.  By the time I was married, I was already settled in the most lovely and precious Italian island, Venice, Pierluigi’s natal city.

When I arrived, Venice seemed like Wonderland to me, everything was amazingly extraordinary, I fell completely in love with the people, the culture, especially with the "Murano Glass”, which is the essence of art.  My husband, Igi worked in the field of design and fashion.  Which inspired us to open a clothing shop in Venice.  In our shop, we decided to enhance the experience for the shoppers by accessorizing the mannequins with our new and still wild jewelry creations.  To our surprise, the customers not only were interested in purchasing the clothing we were offering, additionally they were very interested in the our necklaces as well.  

A new company was then birthed...

Through the years our jewelry collection grew exponentially, we then established a proper atelier.  Recently, Pierluigi and I felt that we could design our our jewelry creations to become even more original and special… Thus, we began to produce, our own colored and artisanal Murano glass beads, providing our customers a unique piece of art in each design. 

The canals and bridges, and the love that surrounds us in Venice, inspires our creativity, and design innovations in developing a variety of beautiful and one of the kind glass beads.  Italy has always been a creative  nation with infinite ideas in design and fashion.  Historically, Italy is one of the oldest countries of Europe, however its citizens are inspired to demonstrate that Italy is a nation of fresh creations, endless ideas and inspiration when they are made with love and passion. This is one of the messages that Venice exports through its products made in a fragile but ever lasting city.

It is with great pleasure to create a custom line of jewelry for Simply Grace. Our beautiful, handcrafted, Venetian Murano glass collection is an expression of inner beauty and grace.  With love we continue the Venetian tradition of lamp work design, crafting our jewelry by hand and employing a team of local artisans to craft each piece, especially for you. It is our hope that all who give or receive these special pieces will experience joy and grace. 

The divine unfolding of life continues…

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A divinely unfolding journey,
filled with grace, trust and faith.

The beauty is in the story...

 
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A journey of the heart...

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There are no such things as ordinary moments. Each moment is truly extraordinary...

Beautiful custom designed,
handcrafted, Venetian Murano 
glass collection is an expression 
of inner beauty and grace...

 
 

Love connect us...

Rebeca Biancardi Aleu

One day, someone from the highest skies gently knocked on my door and stood there for awhile, waiting for me to hear it. After a few months I recognized that sound and I felt something, which I am not able to describe; since then my life shifted and unconsciously my life took a whole new path.

I am Rebeca, an Italo-Spanish eighteen year old girl who has infinite love and compassion to share with the world; therefore during the summer of 2012 I did some volunteering, in Massachusetts. During the 'American experience' I met this wonderful woman, Mikki, and her incredible husband, Barry who made a difference in my life.

After a consistent number of divine conversation, an invisible thread bound the three of us together for life.  The volunteering finished and it was time to return back to reality; however I realized it was only the beginning.

One year later, August 2013, Mikki and Barry opened their house and heart to me. They hosted me for eleven months…

I spent almost a year living with Mikki and Barry, attending Monson High School, making new friends, participating in sports, exploring New England, and graduating as a senior in the United States.  While I was here I co-founded a youth group called 'Love Connects Us' with my Monson friends. 

When I left that holy house, June 7th, 2014 I wrote:

"I just closed the door of a house that I called home for months and I will for my whole life. I just closed the door of an amazing journey that brought me many joyous moments and memories. However, I did not close the door of any of the beautiful relationships I had been  blessed to create.   Mikki and Barry thank you for being who you are. You are the most compassionate and kindest human beings In this universe. My words will never be enough to express my love and appreciation for your opened hearts and doors. You are my two beautiful angels that will always be with me wherever destiny brings me to.

With all my love,

Your Godaughter Rebeca"
 

The invisible thread expanded massively, now in America I have beautiful sisters and brothers, grandmothers and a grandfather, aunts and uncles, cousins and more.

My parents and brother became part of this interconnected family across the sea as well. Cristina and Pierluidi, respectively my mother and father are now designing an exclusive jewelry collection for Simply Grace...

… and it feels like Heaven to me.

I invite you to close your eyes and feel the endless invisible thread, its love, positive energy, and purity. It is a shining light coming out from the heart and reaching another soul. Person to person, mind to  mind and spirit to sprit…

Namaste’,

Rebeca 

Kindred spirits sharing
a very special daughter...

Connected by the invisible thread
of light and love...

Mikki Lessard


Our stories, our lives are divinely unfolding, connected by the invisible thread of light and love. This is our story, of compassion, kindness and love...

Cristina and Igis beautiful Rebeca, is now our Godaughter…a simple yes to a young woman’s dream completely shifted each of our lives.  I am humbled by the generosity of grace extended by Cristina and Igi to share their beautiful daughter with us for a year, she truly touched our hearts, and we touched theirs…the invisible thread has bound our souls forever…  

I felt the first time I spent a few moments with Cristina, it was as if I met a sister.  We experienced a wonderful connection the week of Rebeca’s graduation from Monson High School,  Rebeca’s dream was realized, she was graduating from high school in the USA, we were all celebrating the moments together.  My heart was aching knowing my beautiful Rebeca was leaving us very soon...

During our bittersweet week together, Cristina and I shared our visions and dreams, and life's divinely unfolding journey.  Connecting heart to heart and soul to soul was what Rebeca and I did always, the experience with Cristina was so the same, beautiful and full of light and love.  I will never forget the moment when I was sharing my vision of Simply Grace and the Simply Serendipity Boutique dream of offering jewelry.   And Cristina, said, “so you will carry my line.”  At first I did not really understand the statement.  She repeated. I knew they were Venetian Glass jewelry designers. Humbly, I responded... some day, when I can afford to do that,  she responded “ Mikki, no now…I want to create a collection for you exclusively for Simply Grace to honor you for all you do for so many…"  As I am writing this I have tears streaming down my face…as I did in that moment when I said, yes to Cristina accepting her kindness, compassion and love in believing in my dream as I did with Rebeca...

We are humbled and honored to feature Cristina’s beautiful handcrafted collection of Venetian Murano Glass Jewelry, designed with love exclusively for Simply Grace.  

And we know God is smiling...