Experience the superior quality and elegance of our cloisonne beads! Cloisonne beads are created by affixing a metal wire to the base bead to act as a color seperater. A powdered colored glass enamel is then painted between the partitions. After a firing and polishing process, the bead is electroplated in a gold or silver film and a beautiful new bead is born. The art of cloisonne was first developed in the near east. The art form soon spread into China where many production facilities are operated today. Combine cloisonne beads with our precious metal earring parts to create a subtly sophisticated pair of earrings that will be the envy of all your friends.