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Charlotte's Handmade Murano Glass Beads Accessories

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Address: Rua Dr. Antonio Jose de Almeida, 4, Funchal, Madeira 9000-061, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 919 450 674
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I was born in 1971 in Sourh Africa. In 1994 my husband and I decided to...

I was born in 1971 in Sourh Africa. In 1994 my husband and I decided to move to Jersey. We stayed on the Island for 10 years. We decided to move to Madeira to be closer to the family. For the last 6 years my husband and I and our three boys are enjoying life in Madeira. I studied and trained with Maxi Pretorius, she is a well known South African glass artist. When I visited South Africa, I was introduced to the art of glassmaking for the firtst time. My sister was a lecturer in glassmaking at the Tshwane University of Technology, she taught me the basic techniques of beadmaking. I was immediately in love with this artform. Getting back to Madeira, I started to experiment and in the process developed my own personal style and designs. I am greatly influenced by the nature of the islands, the reflections of the sun on the sea. But my african roots can also be seen in the colours and patterns of my beads. My beads are very colourful and tend to be more organic in shape. In developing my designs, I embrace both traditional and African techniques. The techniques and the combinations of different types of glass are never ending. It's a fascinating medium that is limited only by one's imagination and desire to experiment. My husband, Michael and I have a unique bond, he is managing our Studio in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is my right hand and valued partner. He pushes the limits of bead productions. Sometimes I can make twenty beads per day and othertimes much more. I see him as a great asset in the business. Glass beads and jewellery is part of our lifes and hopefully it will give our clients the same joy as we get from the beads. We are in the market with the aim to enlarge the search of handmade jewelery. We satisfy the demands of the women that value the exclusiveness and quality allying beauty and comfort. In the Shop (CM Studio) all the pieces are elaborated with special affection that the client upon using our Jewelery feel themselves deeply spoiled, knowing that they are using an original piece and versatil, molded to express their personality with a lot of glamour! Our style is very unique, personalized and characteristic, however, we accompany always the evolution of the fashion that our clients feel that mark the difference wherever they circulate, being able to like this, and participate on the creation of a piece of art adapted to their own style, situation, and forms of being and dress. We intend with our arte raise more and more the quality and the credibility of the our mark such as our personalized service to all the clients that visit the shop. presents her pieces of form elegant in a space confortable and harmonious, where the decoration demarcates-it self of her creativity and singularity. The Shop exists because it is unique and dedicates it self to unique clients.

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Fabulous pieces of jewellery

Heard about this jewellery before we went to Madeira. Had such a hard time trying to find it but with the help of our rep from Thomson and a local girl who took us right to it, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Heard about this jewellery before we went to Madeira. Had such a hard time trying to find it but with the help of our rep from Thomson and a local girl who took us right to it, we did meet Charlotte and saw her wonderful jewellery. I bought 3 items there and then. Charlotte was doing 10 days at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I heard about this shop on Trip Advisor & made a bee line for it when in Funchal on a New Year Cruise. HOWEVER, nobody ever heard of it & the guides sent me all over the place, finally tracked Charlottes down after 1.5 hrs tramping around Funchal. It is hard to find as the adjacent restaurant, Restaurant de Se... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

we saw Charlotte at the Christmas fair on the harbour and bought several pieces in 2014. We went again this month and discovered a few outlets which stocked her works, 2 craft shops, her own shop and another art/craft market by the cable car. Charlotte and her husband are 2 rare jewels to be found in Funchal, her creations are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Spent a small fortune with this springbok couple , inspired designs , quality work , would have paid more for what we bought , solved a few gift headaches , will be keeping their card for future orders ,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

As the name of this business states, handmade, which is not the case in most of the shops and fairs we visited in Funchal. Charlotte is a larger than life character, which is reflected in the Murano glass items she makes. Once you stop and get to know the artist behind the product, you'll discover this very confident South African... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Thank you to Charlotte and Michael for your help in choosing a beautiful chain for my mum Christmas gift. She loved it! It is my favorite place to shop, they provide excellent prices but also they have very nice and beautiful beads.. I have been a repeat client and have allways had the best experience. I recommend everybody to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I meet Charlotte and her husband quite by accident on my week stay in Funchal. I was out site seeing and stopped at an outdoor cafe for a coffee and seen there store in the background. I went inside and found Charlotte's breath taking works of art, all in the form of jewelry,and unique plates, key chains, etc...I felt like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Found this little shop by chance when in a cafe. Lovely handmade necklaces (50€) of Merano beads etc. bracelets start at about 10€. Worth looking for.

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