When in the Czech Republic we caught the metro then a local bus from Prague to Jablonec nad Nisou and visited the bead factory.

The manager showed the two of us the old machines, some of which are still used on occasions. She took us into the workshop where the girls were faceting the beads and each one showed us how each of the different styles of facets was done.

Then we went into the furnace area where the beads are fire-polished.

Eventually, we ended up at the showroom where they were weighing and hand packaging the lampwork or specialized beads.

Of course, I had to purchase some. The only drawback was my carry-on luggage weight restriction for the flight home…..


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Lanterns of Love Cut Glass Earrings

This gorgeous bead shape is called a lantern. The white glass is cut with grooves which are coloured red to give a lovely pleated effect.

A red AB lustre fire-polished glass bead adds to the romance of these earrings.

The total length from the top of the ear-wire to the base of the beads is approx. 40mm.


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