Designed exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads--cloisonné bead sets have a brilliant gold color and a fashionable Art Nouveau style. Cloisonné is a centuries-old technique that requires skilled artisans to arrange dozens of tiny cells on a copper surface, and layer by layer, fill-in the cells with a durable colored enamel, then fire to finish. The gold-finished shell design has a beautiful shine with textured dots on each double-sided bead. Packages include one large bead and two small beads--the larger bead makes a striking focal piece in necklaces and the smaller beads are great as matching earring components. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items.