Collection: Out of Czechoslovakia

Endless Shapes, Colours and Styles

The Czech Republic has long been one of the leading producers of beads in the world. Their glass beads have become beautiful options in today’s jewellery designs - available in an endless variety of shapes, styles and colours.  

The area where Czech glass beads are now produced was once known as Bohemia. Evidence of glass bead-making has been found in this area as far back as the 8th and 9th centuries. Celts living in the area were quite skilled at glass making. The glass beads from this era were often found in tombs.

It wasn’t until the 16th century, around the 1550s, that glass bead-making became more of a major industry. Beaded costume jewellery became fashionable at this time, mainly around the towns of Jablonec, Stanovsko, and Bedrichov.  At this time, Bohemia saw a boom in cottage industries making beads for larger glass jewellery factories.

And this has continued until up until today, though the bead making industry suffered periods of hardship following World War I and World War II.

Courtesy:  the ‘Artbeads’ Blog – The History of Czech Glass Beads

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  • 200g – Mixed ‘Sea Blue’ Glass Size 5/0 Seed Bead Collection
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  • 200g – Mixed ‘All Colour Combo’ Glass Size 5/0 Seed Bead Collection
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  • 250g – 11 Colours – ‘Silver Lined’ Czech Glass Size 5/0 Seed Bead Collection [SB5-A]
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  • 200g – ‘Frosted Multicoloured’ Mixed Sizes 8/0-9/0 Glass Seed Beads
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  • 50g - 4mm Multicoloured Mixed Czech Crystal Glass Beads
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  • 200g - Autumn Blaze - a Pressed Czech Glass Collection
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  • 200g – Purple Haze – a Czech Pressed Glass Collection
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  • 200g – Mixed ‘Sea Blue’ Bead Soup Collection – Size 8/0 Glass Seed Beads
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  • 200g – Mixed ‘Purple Rhapsody’ Size 5/0 Seed Bead Collection
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  • 350g – 16 Colours - 6mm – Czech Glass Bugle Bead Collection
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  • 350g – 16 Colours – ‘Opaque’ Czech Glass Size 11/0 Seed Bead Collection
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  • 200g – Mixed ‘Silver Grey’ Czech Glass Size 8/0 Seed Bead Collection
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  • 393g - 90pcs – 13-18mm – Multicoloured Czech Glass Gobstopper Collection
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  • 300pcs+ 100g - 6-14mm Pretty Mixed Indian and Czech Glass Collection [IN-53]
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  • 26pcs – 16mm Mixed Czechoslovakian Pandora-Style Bead Collection [O-4]
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