20 Blue Chinese Cloisonne Beads - 10mm

Product Code: ga524

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Decorative ename lwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste. Each bead is 12mm diameter. May be very-slightly different depending on stock.


Cloisonné is decorative ename lwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface outlining a design filled in with enamel paste. Cloisonné enamel ware dates back over 500 years in China. Being especially popular during part of the Ming Dynasty (mid 15th-centure). Owing to its brilliant colours and designs, cloisonné has been highly appraised around the world. Hand crafted by an elaborate and complicated process of hammering, soldering, enamel-filling, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.

Cloisonné beads are no different in this process, and their energies are similar to those of flaked stone.