- Learn about Chinese culture with the collectible culture card
- Make 3 cloisonné pendant designs to wear!
- Watch colorful crystal beads transform into a solid piece of jewelry
Cloisonné Glazed Jewelry
We owe many objects of beauty that we enjoy today to ancient customs from around the world. One World Crafts helps bring some of these traditions to modern day and lets us celebrate cultures from around the globe. In this kit you will learn about the technique of Cloisonné. This ancient Chinese tradition involves artisans attaching thin metal strips to a metal base to form intricate designs divided by partitions. Then the space between the wires was filled with enamel paste, fired, polished and plated in gold. With this kit, you can practice the technique in a simpler way. Still using metal partitions, you can fill the spaces with colorful crystals to make a stunning design and colorful display, then bake the design to set it. Once cooled, you can add all the other pieces to make the cloisonné piece an actual piece of jewelry to wear and share! Kit includes 6 bags of baking crystals, 5 jump rings, 4 plastic beads, 3 metal pendants, 2 combs, 2 plastic clasps, a 16-inch metal chain, a lobster claw clasp, a mini brush, a mini spoon, instructions and a collectible culture card.