Metal Coated Terracotta Beads
These versatile beads are made by artisans in Mykonos Greece. They start as kiln-fired terra cotta "biscuits." They are then fired a second time with rough copper, and finished with a coating of fine silver, 24K gold, bronze or copper followed by a green/blue patina. Very durable. They are lightweight yet sturdy. They don't chip easily at all. I've never seen one break!