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Czech Pressed Glass

Aqua Coin 20mm Opaque Czech Glass Bead


1 - 9 $1.50 ( Selling price )
10 - 99 $1.25 ( Selling price )
100 or more $0.75 ( Selling price )

Whether you love your beads small or chunky for your jewellery making, craft and quilting projects, the design possibilities of Czech glass beads are endless. Czech pressed glass beads are produced in moulds allowing for more complex shapes and a uniform size and hole. Round isn’t everything. We stock the most extraordinary range in Australia of Czech glass pressed shapes many of which are made exclusively for Etelage by small cottage industry makers dotted across the dramatic wooded countryside of the Czech Republic. We are known for our large range of bold colours, opaque finishes and chunky shapes plus stock all the basic bead shapes also. Check them out and make your own jewellery designs, quilting projects etc notably unique with Czech glass. Once you have discovered the quality, diversity and hertitage of Czech glass beads you will want to use them in all your vintage and modern beading and embellishing projects!

DID YOU KNOW? Some facts about Czech glass beads…

1400s North Bohemia becomes a glass manufacturing centre.

1700s “Sample men” travelled globally from Africa to Tibet to trade glass beads.

1800s The Industrial Revolution!   Machines allowed mass production of moulded pressed glass beads.

1928 Czechoslovakia was the largest bead exporter in the world.

1948 The Communist government nationalised the bead industry which became a single state run monopoly.

Penal labour was used at the core of bead making production and jewellery assembly in Communist Czeckoslovakia.

Want to be a better jewellery maker and a better jewellery designer? We have created a series of FREE jewellery making and jewellery design printable tutorials sharing everything from how to get started, basic assembly techniques, to design inspo, professional finishing tips, and more! We show you how to string beads to make necklaces and bracelets, links beads to make simple drop earrings and statement chandelier earrings, wire wrap stones, make stud earrings and embellish a cuff using our Czech glass beads, crystals and more.


“Making good jewellery is made up of three basics…good materials, good tools, and good techniques.”

Kaari Meng French General owner, designer & stylist


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