Where is Preciosa made?
Production areas. in the Jizera Mountains. are concentrated in the town of Desná, a valley surrounded by mountains and forests.
What are Preciosa beads made of?
Preciosa Crystal Components are made from a compound of the purest silica sand, sodium, potassium carbonate, minium and other materials.
What are Preciosa seed beads?
PRECIOSA Rocailles are the most used type of glass seed beads. They were created in Venice, Italy in the 15th century. These beads have been produced industrially in Bohemia since the 18th century.
What does AB mean in beading?
AB is an iridescent coating that gives a subtle shimmer. It is named after the Aurora Borealis, the fabulous Northern Lights. It can be full or half coated. For example, a Swarovski crystal bead described as AB is half-coated, AB 2X would mean fully coated. A metallic coating can also be applied to give.
How old is the Preciosa?
Preciosa was officially established on April 10, 1948. During the Communist era (1948–1989) the history of the Preciosa company became one of close collaboration with the oppressive institutions of the Communist regime.
Is Preciosa lead free?
Preciosa is a European company that believes in supporting the preservation of the environment. We enforce environmentally safe working conditions and utilize ecologically responsible technologies. The entire MAXIMA product line is lead-free*.
What is Preciosa Czech crystal?
Preciosa Crystal is a world leading producer of cut Bohemian crystal, specializing in the production of machine cut chatons, beads, stones and other fashion jewelry components of top quality and in a broad variety of shapes, colors and sizes.
Do Czech glass beads contain lead?
Although many types of glass do have minerals within their composition and sometimes as an outer covering, no, not all Czech glass contains lead.
What are Japanese seed beads?
Japanese Seed Beads
They are made using state of the art machinery to give totally consistent shape and size. They have oversized holes, thin walls and are light weight, giving a beautifully uniform finish to bead weaving and bead embroidery designs.