A: Pronounced Mill-ee-fee-or-ee. This unique and beautiful glass is made by heating up a bundle of very thin rods of colored glass until they fuse together. They are then either sliced to make beads and pendants, or formed into other ornate glass works such as paperweights, marbles and plates. Millefiori comes from Italian meaning one thousand flowers, and dates back to the Romans in the 1st century B.C. You can find Millefiori glass in the Millefiori Glass Donut Pendants section of our web site.