Open Day 2023

Preciosa Ornela in Desná will once again open its doors to the visitors and fans of the Czech seed beads and decorative glass during the Crystal Valley Weekend

Preciosa Ornela will once again open its doors to the public after a year.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see how our internationally renowned glass seed beads are created. There will also be displays of manual production and the cutting of decorative glass items.

Production facility in Desná
Krkonošská 732, Desná

Saturday 14 October 2023
8 am - 1 pm

What can you look forward to?

You will learn about the journey that each glass seed bead undertakes before it reaches the customer.

You will also have the opportunity to see the manual production of crystal decorative items. You will see how demanding and at the same time beautiful the glassmaking craft is.



The production facility of Precisa Ornela in Zásada will be closed on Saturday 14 October 2023!


The open day at Preciosa Ornela will take place as part of the Crystal Valley Weekend regional event.

Workshop in the Riedl's mansion


You will also have chance to visit  the Riedl's tomb in Desná, that reminds us the history of one of the most famous glass family.  The Riedel family tomb dominates a steep hillside across the road from the Preciosa Ornela factory.

In the Riedl's mansion in Desná  there will be seed bead workshop for children and their parents. In this white mansion of the man once known as the glass king of the Jizera Mountains which is down the road, is now a museum and info centre.


Saturday 14 October 2023

Costume Jewelry Made From Seed Beads

Atlas Bijoux | Yani - Zásada

During the Crystal Valley Weekend, you have the opportunity to visit 2 companies in Zásada that, as one of the few, produce costume jewelry made from PRECIOSA Rocailles.

Saturday 14 October 2023
9 am - 5 pm

Saturday 14 October 2023
9 am - 5 pm


You will view production of both traditional and modern costume jewelry and fashion accessories made from PRECIOSA seed beads. You can also forward to demonstrations of manual seed bead stringing on a machine or other techniques of seed bead uses.