Cloisonné beads are beautiful and an intricate art form. I found this video in the public domain courtesy of Fire Mountain Gems and it explains a lot more than I could ever be able to....enjoy!
It’s funny how many people look at us crafters and say……..”ohhhhh I’d love to be you and not work any more?”
I always nod sagely and stifle a giggle
Czech glass is the best glass in the world today. Beads are precision made mainly in smaller factories using time tested methods passed down the generations. Albeit it's mechanized these days, but you can still see the love and care taken in the production of Czech glass beads.
Here is a series of video that you can watch how these beads are made:
I hope you found that interesting, it made me look at glass in a whole new way!
Here are a few items that I designed using Czech glass.