the place where Czech seed beads and wide range
of glass products come into the world
and a company lying at the very heart of Europe in the Czech Republic.
One of the world’s biggest producers of a wide range of Czech glass products
such as glass rods, technical and utility glass
and all type of glass beads and seed beads.
of glass and seed beads can be found at two locations
in the Jizera Mountains.
Technical glass and glass semi-products productions are concentrated in the town of Desná, a valley surrounded by mountains and forests.
The coloring and final production of seed beads takes place
in the village of Zásada.
Few of the things which surround us and accompany us every day have such a rich and fascinating history as glass seed beads. The history of Czech seed beads stretches back to deep into the 16th century, when the first glass furnace was lit in the town of Mšeno in North Bohemia. However, the production of this unique phenomenon (seed beads) has its roots in Venice, Italy in the year 1500. It gradually moved from there to North Bohemia where it was then perfected and the uniquely wide range and quality of products
became internationally renowned.
The fairy-tale history of the Czech seed bead is told in the book
“The Magical World of Czech Bead”
which has been published by PRECIOSA ORNELA.
for 400 years
Czech glass seed beads have already been produced
on 5 continents in the world. They travel to countries where they are not only used to make costume jewelry, but also in the production of ethnic products, traditional souvenirs, embroidery and clothing appliques or decorative products.
PRECIOSA ORNELA produces around 4 thousand tons of them every year.
Czech seed beads proudly bear the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand,
by means of which PRECIOSA ORNELA guarantees the best quality
and the widest range of colors, shapes and sizes.
150,000 shapes and sizes
Range of 16,460 colors
PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Glass™ brand.
Decorative glass is known by customers under the Desná Since 1847 ® brand.