Sunday, June 15, 2008

the Imperial Bling Collection

This collection was inspired by the Ming Dynasty of China 1368ac, that popularized the use of cloisonne in their royal jewelry. * Cloisonné beads are created by skilled artisans. Each cloisonné bead can take up to four hours to produce. Dozens of tiny cells are soldered to the bead's surface, then filled with four layers of enamel, and fired after each filling. Then each bead is polished, revealing intricate and beautiful designs. Since each bead is handmade, colors and styles may vary.

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