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Czech beads ((8) large glass pressed purple deco style swirl ridges shell spaceship 19mm (8)

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These are gorgeous Czech glass beads from the Jablonec region, Bohemia. These are not your usual focal beads. They are of the highest quality, beautiful and lovely color way. Shaped like a combo shell and spaceship.

They are purple with iridescent shine, very Art Deco.

You get 8 pieces of these large beads, measuring approx 19 x 12mm.

Background: I was fortunate to travel Prague in April 2017 for the second time.During these travels, I went to factories outside of Prague in the town of Jablonec. This area has been a cottage industry for bead making and this is where much of the high quality Czech beads of yesteryear, and some currently, are made. Of late, this cottage industry has fallen on hard times, as there are many lesser quality and less expensive beads now made in China and other countries. I was able to find a few of these places that are still in operation. These beads are machine made by a very laborious process that includes a number of skilled workers.

The factory where I purchased these, and most of the contemporary Czech beads I am listing, is in the process of closing😢.

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