… are two very different beasts.
I will summarize how I feel about the difference between the two, and then explain a bit and list some pros and cons of each.
Flameworked murrine work best as detail elements on the surface of a piece.
Vitrigraph murrine work best used in large numbers to make up the bulk of a piece.
You might disagree, and that’s OK. However, I’m writing this post because quite often customers are surprised at my prices compared to vitrigraph cane, and also that they can’t order one custom cane and have enough chips to cover a 20cm square plate. I think that both vitrigraph cane and flameworked millefiori both have advantages and disadvantages.
|Vitrigraph Cane||Flameworked Cane|
It’s because of these advantages and disadvantages that I stick to what I said above. I personally feel that if you are using murrine to add detail and intricacy to a design, you are going to get a neater, more polished finish using flameworked murrine. If you are using murrine as the bulk of your design, in a manner like Nathan Sandberg, then you are better off using vitrigraph cane, because while it’s possible to use flameworked cane in this instance, it quickly becomes prohibitively expensive if you want to make large pieces.
Anyway, that’s my tuppence. I love the symmetry, precision and intricacy that is possible with flameworked cane. I know it’s not the cheapest but in my opinion, a few flameworked chips really go a long way in adding that extra detail to your fused pieces.