Saturday, January 22, 2022

Having Fun With Tensha Beads

What is a Tensha Bead Actually  ?

 These are individually made rare handcrafted beauties which  features an intricate decorative pattern of flowers, swirling feathers or other organic nature. 

Tensha in Japanese means transfer. Each bead is individually made by transferring patterns onto durable and lightweight acrylic beads.

These are made and imported solely from Japan with many designs ranging from the most popular floral ones to kimono patterns and swirls. They come in different shapes and sizes such as teardrop, oval and round. 

Japanese Tensha beads contain designs that are imprinted perfectly and fully around the bead. Each bead is made individually by hand.

~ Tensha Beads Necklace 16" ~

Materials  Used :

Swarovski Pearls
Swarovski Crystal
TOHO Sead Beads
Firepolished Beads
Metal Clasp

These Japanese beads are believed to have originally been created as a substitute for more traditional porcelain beads. Porcelain beads were harder to work with, took longer to paint, and were far more fragile. Tensha beads are made of a special acrylic that makes them lightweight. They provide as an easier canvas so the artist can transfer even more detailed imagery without fear of loosing elements of the design in the process. ( Excerpts from JessieJames Beads 

Spring Leaf Lariat Necklace
Available In My ETSY Shop 
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White Flower Lariat Necklace 22"
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The designs seen on each Tensha bead are actually housed within the bead - this makes the bead extremely durable and resistant to the scratches of wear and tear. The word Tensha means to transfer. Each delicate designs is carefully placed on top of a durable acrylic round, then fully lacquered with another layer of crystal clear acrylic to protect the beautiful art from abrasion.