Dagger Animal Print 5x16mm Topaz Top Drilled Bead
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
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.
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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.
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“Making good jewellery is made up of three basics…good materials, good tools, and good techniques.”
Finish: Animal Print