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Tuscan Harvest Collection

Harvest Tones Collection
Mustard, rust, various shades of purple, orange and golden browns are big colors this season, and our new Tuscan Harvest Collection features them in abundance. Hand-made beads by our own Tim James are prominently featured, along with specialty Czech glass, vintage German glass, and Japanese seed and tila beads. High quality, hypo-allergenic metals are also used in antique brass, shades of gold and antique silver finishes. All pieces in the collection are either one-of-a-kind or limited editions. We will be creating new pieces throughout the season, so be sure to check back often, to see what’s new!

At Bijou Arte, we create beautiful, versatile pieces, so that you can choose them, wear them, and love them! Continue reading Tuscan Harvest Collection

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New In-Store & On The Website: Czech Glass Beads!

Czech Glass Beads! at Bijou Arte - Tuscany

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”.

See our entire collection.

Czech Glass Beads! at Bijou Arte - Tuscany
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Recycle / Upcycle Your Broken Jewelry!

Recycle / Upcycle Your Broken Jewelry! At Bijou Arte - Camaiore

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!