Cloisonné | 12mm Vintage Floral Cloisonné Square Pillow Beads | 20 pieces

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Cloisonné refers to the technique of decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (“cloisons” in French) to the metal object, then by soldering or adhering silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which often consists of various colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder, which is made into a paste, and then fired in a kiln.

The technique dates back to ancient Egypt and was used mainly for jewelry, clothing, weapons, and small objects and adorned by pharaohs. By the 14th century, an enamel technique was adopted and had spread to China, where it was used for larger vessels, such as bowls and vases. The same technique is still used today.

Size: 12mm
Shape: square | pillow
Quantity: 20 beads

All beads are from my destash collection and packaged as loose beads (not in a strand). Every effort is made to capture the detail and color of these beads with clarity and accuracy, but please be aware of the variations in computer, tablet and mobile device settings.

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