Kateřina Václavíková

The Glass Microbead Campaign is decorated with her designs

She was born in Prague and she has been living with her family in the Central Bohemian town of Nymburk for almost 3 years.

She is an accountant by trade, which lies somewhat outside the artistic sphere, but things have been made and created at her home for as long as she can remember. As such, she has always felt comfortable in a creative environment.
Kateřina came into contact with beads by chance when the fastening on a purchased bead necklace broke several years ago and the assistant at the jeweller's store laughed that they didn't repair "that kind of thing". As a result, she went online and discovered the magical world of glass beads, seed beads and minerals. All this happened in 2006. 

The road to getting to know the components, the types of beads and the techniques was quite long, but certainly, but it was certainly helpful. Creative work became therapy and a type of relaxation for her. "It is great for recharging and I enjoy how the seed beads come to life in my hands", says Kateřina the designer. As time has passed, she has managed to publish some of her tutorials in the Czech Korálki magazine, she has competed at the Battle of the Beadsmith international competition twice and, thanks to her cooperation with Preciosa Ornela, her creations have also been featured in magazines such as Bead&Jewellery, BeadStyle or Bead&Button and even in the book entitled Zásada Paradise published by Preciosa Ornela.

Designer's work made using the colored glass microbeads with the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Glass™ brand can be seen at FLICKR Gallery

or at www.kat-ja.cz, Fler, Facebook.

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Designs made using the glass colored microbeads under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Glass™ brand