At Bijou Arte, we create beautiful, versatile pieces, so that you can choose them, wear them, and love them! Continue reading Tuscan Harvest Collection
Features generous swatches of each of our 24 colors of Italian wire mesh ribbon, labeled with their color name. (Samples of the three different sizes of the mesh that we carry are also included.) Continue reading Color-Sample Card: Italian Wire Mesh Ribbon
Our high quality Italian resin beads are seamless, color-fast, and come in many interesting shapes and colors. They are made in Florence, Italy by a world-renowned factory that designs beads and components for some of Europe’s most famous fashion design houses. Continue reading Italian Resin Beads – Made In Florence
Our collection of Czech glass beads are produced by a small family company located in the northeastern region of the Czech Republic. Many are original designs copyrighted by the bead makers. Most of our beads are finished by hand. Beads that are labeled “table cut” go through a hand-finishing process using a grindstone. This process creates a textured recessed area which produces the decorative design on the surface of the bead, as well as a raised area that is often polished to a shiny, smooth finish. Other techniques employed by the bead makers include pressing the beads into molds, and then rubbing them with a metallic gilding wax by hand, and the famous “fire-polishing” technique, which uses high temperatures to create a glimmering, light-refracting finish on beads with a faceted surface.
All the Czech glass beads that we carry here at BijouArte.com are hand-inspected when we process your order for quality control purposes. But, since these beads are often finished by hand, some variations in color and finish are to be expected. We think that these slight variations add to the charm of this cottage-industry produced product. In our view, it is what keeps these beads special, as they appear more unique and less “mass produced”.
Why not Recycle and Upcycle your broken jewelry, single earrings, and jewelry pieces that you never wear? Instead of leaving them in a drawer or box, bring them to Bijou Arte (in person or by mail) and Lily can turn them into something special that you will wear and cherish, for years to come! Free estimates. Reasonable prices. Excellent craftsmanship. Continue reading Recycle / Upcycle Your Broken Jewelry!