PRECIOSA Cornelian Star

This internationally unique glass seed bead, which can only be produced by glassmakers with many years of experience, is only made by Preciosa Ornela in the Czech Republic.

PRECIOSA Cornelian Star is distinguished by its characteristic combination of two types of glass: white chalk and transparent, colored glass. 

The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star is part of the Preciosa Ornela rocaille range and is another type of well-known PRECIOSA Cornelian Seed Bead. 

8 colors
12 sizes

The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star is a rocaille with a round hole, an intermediate layer of white chalk in the shape of a six-pointed star and a cover layer made of transparent glass.

The points in the white core, known as the “white heart”, shine through the colored layer of glass and their shadows create the impression of fine lines on the seed bead. This effect is especially apparent in the larger sizes.

The seed beads come in purple, red, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange or black

The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star can be produced in sizes ranging from 1/0 to 8/0 and 34 to 31.

Don’t hesitate to order these seed beads which may one day become a rarity!

Special variants

PRECIOSA Cornelian Star

Round hole, round profile
Art. No.: 311 69 001
Sizes: 8/0, 7/0, 6/0, 5/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 31, 32, 33, 34


23708 - violet

Sizes: 33, 7/0

23798 - black

Sizes: 33, 7/0

33710 - blue

Sizes: 33, 7/0

53712 - green

Sizes: 33, 7/0

63715 - turquoise

Sizes: 33, 7/0

83701 - yellow

Sizes: 33, 7/0

93703 - orange

Sizes: 33, 7/0

93730 - red

Sizes: 33, 7/0


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View the palette of 8 colors of the PRECIOSA Cornelian Star Seed Bead.



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You can see much more works of our designers, such as Kerrie Slade, Alexandra Lysenko, Helena Chmelíková, Karla Mokrošová, Hana Černá, Martina Strouhalová, Rexpo and others.


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Contact your nearest dealers of the PRECIOSA beads and seed beads

We distribute Czech glass beads and seed beads with the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand all over the world. You can buy them from our distributors.


The history of the creation of cornelian beads is closely associated with the existence of natural stones.

As early as in the 18th century, a very wide pallet of glass colors had been created in the glassworks of the Jizera Mountains and the local craftsmen were especially known for their ability to create glass which imitated the precious stones which were in fashion at the time. People all over the world loved the glass stones and beads manufactured in the Jizera Mountains. When the mass production of glass seed beads commenced here at the end of the 19th century, the demand for seed beads which imitated precious stones and semi-precious stones increased. And it was for that reason that the cornelian, a seed bead with a white heart, was born. The first cornelian was in a red-brown shade and it imitated a carnelian stone.

It was precisely this semi-precious stone which gave the name to the entire group of seed beads with a white heart. The original color of the cornelian was later replaced with clear red glass. This did not remain the only color, however, and orange, yellow, blue, turquoise and green variants were gradually added. In recent years, purple and black have also been added at the request of customers.
The comprehensive color range of unique cornelians is currently still very popular, but red remains the most popular color variant.

Preciosa Ornela now presents a new type of cornelian, the PRECIOISA Cornelian Star. Get to know yet another unique product from the range sold under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand.