Sunday, November 2, 2008

Colorful Cloisonne

Today's bead is a smart, colorful cloisonne bead with bright red, gold, black and green! Awesome!!

Cloisonne beads are created by affixing a metal wire to the base bead to act as a color seperater. A powdered colored glass enamel is then painted between the partitions. After a firing and polishing process, the bead is electroplated in a gold or silver film and there you have it!


I love the idea of a using lots of GOLD beads and possibly even crimp a few of these beads along a gold beading cord or wire that will show its goldness. Mmm.... Sounds very nice and calming!

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