20 Red Chinese Cloisonne Beads - 12mm
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Shipping Weight: 80.00 grams
|Decorative enamelwork 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 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 colors 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.
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