Saturday, January 17, 2009

What I'm Workin' With

These little beauties are Czech glass, also known as Bohemian crystal in the Czech language.  The oldest archaeology excavations of decorative glass-making sites date to around 1250 and are located in the Lusatian Mountains of northern Bohemia.  Popular Czech Bohemian lead crystal dates back to the Renaissance when abundant natural crystal was discovered throughout the Czech Republic.  Bohemia turned out craftsmen who came to be known as experts with crystal, and the Bohemian crystal became famous for it excellent cut and engraving.  Today Czech glass is world famous and some of the most beautiful beads are created from it. 

I am working on a new design using these beads, check back on Monday to see photos of the finished product.


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