Dear customers, the BeadShop store in Zásada and GlassShop in Desna will be closed from 5th to 6th of July and closed during the holidays from July 16th to July 29th, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
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Walk in through the open doors

Walk in through the open doors

The Open Day at PRECIOSA ORNELA and summer Seed Bead Festival in Zásada.

PRECIOSA ORNELA and the Township of Zásada invite you to a summer Seed Bead Festival and Open Day at PRECIOSA ORNELA.

Come and see how Czech seed beads are made at the production facility, which you will find at the address of Zásada 317, 468 25 Zásada, between the 8 am and 1 pm on Saturday 25th August 2018.

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You will be able to spend a day full of inspiration and information associated with both the history and the present of glassmaking and the crafts of this region in Zásada during the last weekend of this year’s summer holidays.

As well as a visit to the seed bead factory at PRECIOSA ORNELA, you can also:

  • take part in a book signing and acquire the book "Zásadský ráj" – the story of Czech seed beads,
  • take part in creative workshops,
  • see examples of traditional crafts which not only include the working of seed beads and glass,
  • purchase finished products
  • enjoy the extensive cultural program and the offer of regional refreshments.

The prepared program most definitely does not end with the completion of the guided tour of our seed bead production.

The first of the trailers showing what you can experience here

- seed beads coating, seed beads threading, costume jewelry production, handbags crocheting

(PRECIOSA ORNELA, YANI, Atlas Bijoux companies)

Historical crafts in Zásada

As well as the completion of glass seed beads at PRECIOSA ORNELA, we will also offer you the opportunity to view other crafts which you can only see in Zásada during the Seed Bead Celebrations.

Come and see, or even try for yourself, glass blowing and the production of decorative products at Mrs Libuše Laurinová's Veselá světýlka company along with an offer of the popular local potato pancakes. Make the most of the opportunity to try pressing glass beads in a Matura glass press at Mr Miroslav Hodboda's M-beads company and you can then compare the pressing process with that using Mr Petr Klamt's Kopal glass press.

Mrs Jarmila Kotrbová has prepared a presentation on how to make glass bangles, including a unique opportunity to purchase them. Mr Martin Titz's giant kaleidoscope is an invitation to a magical world of endless fantasy mirrored in glass fragments. You can also make or purchase your own kaleidoscope. The demonstration of the production and restoration of a historical organ, the craft of Mr Bohumil Žloutek's family company will be unforgettable for many.

We have prepared a taste of what else awaits you in Zásada