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…