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Long Magical Blue & Gold Cloisonne Barrel Bead
Price is per bead measuring a long 60mm x 16mm, with a large 5mm hole.
Cloisonné is decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface outlining a design filled in with enamel paste. Cloisonné enamelware 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.