Gold Pink Green Cloisonne Bead Green Swirled Glass Bead Wood Accents
Gold, pink and green 6mm Cloisonné bead is atop a shades of green and brown swirled 12mm glass bead accented with a brown round wood disc which is slightly smaller. Between the Cloisonné and glass beads is a round knobby antiqued gold-plated spacer. The beads are place on a gold-plated ball tipped pin. The one link dangle is hung from a gold-plated french hook earring findings. The shine of the glass and gold metal brings the dangling of the earrings to life.
Measurement: 2in (5.08cm) Long x .5in (1.27cm) Wide
Weight: 0.3oz (8.505g)
Cloisonné (as defined by Wikipedia)
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonne. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object 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 are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.
The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewelry and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine Empire techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewelry, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.
To clean your cloisonné beads, simply wipe them with a soft polishing cloth. Porous in nature, cloisonné should never be soaked. Care should also be taken to avoid chemicals and ammonia.
Cloisonné, enamel with gold- and silver-finished copper, multicolored, 6mm round with flower and leaves
1. tableware or containers made of gold.
2. a plating, especially electroplating, of gold. Dictionary.com Unabridged
[gold-pleyt] Show IPA
verb (used with object), gold-plated, gold-plating.
1. to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.