Cloisonné (pronounced kloi-zen-a) is decorative metalwork technique where an artist creates raised ridges of thin metal forming compartments on a bead. The compartments are filled with colored enamel and heated at high temperatures to fuse the enamel to the surface of the bead. The resulting beads are beautiful, frequently made with bright-colored floral patterns.
Let's Bead! carries a wonderful variety of cloisonné beads in many shapes and sizes