Cloisonné beads have been popular for centuries all around the world. Each bead is a tiny work of art.
"Cloisonné beads are made of a base metal of copper, featuring twists of wires that allow crafters to create distinctive designs. Enamel is deposited into the thin strips between the wires. Craftsmen add to the beauty of the beads by enameling colorful surface design to the various bead shapes they’ve created like tiny stained-glass art. Each section of the structure holds colorful enamel. The finished product is fired in a kiln, bringing the art to life. Every piece is unique." ~www.crystalfindings.com