Blue Bus Studio jewelry is completely handmade using numerous ceramic and metal techniques.The extreme detail and intense color in the ceramic work results from the use of over 500 different colors of clay in a technique known as millefiori (also called neriage). In this technique, carefully designed loaves of clay are formed from colored porcelains. Next, cross-sections are sliced from the loaves, and these sections are shaped and finished into individual pieces. After sanding and careful finishing, the piece is glazed and fired. Thus, the color you see in the Blue Bus Studio pieces is the color of the clay itself, deepened and enriched by a layer of pure glass.