Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Czech Pressed Glass Beads - A Comprehensive Inventory (V13.2) March. 07/2017

I roam the Net searching for new Czech bead innovations that Beaders may love. This is the most comprehensive Czech glass bead inventory that you will find on the Net.

V13.2 New Finds (March 7,  2017)
Spotted on the BeadMaster Pinterest page today .. 'New Czech Glass Droplets and Double Spacer Bar'. New 6mm and 9mm round single hole droplet beads. 6mm and 12mm versions of these beads are already available, except they're called Lentils and not Droplets. Spacebar 2-hole bead 7x2.5mm, Oval droplet 12x9mm, and Navette Droplet 20x8mm. Color range is unknown at this point in time.

Czech Pressed Single Hole Pressed Glass Beads 

PRECIOSA Farfalle™ 2 sizes: 3.2x6.5mm and 2x4 mm, 439 colors and finishes 



PRECIOSA Farfalle™ Cut bead



Czech 6mm and 12mm Lentil bead (1-hole)
(photo by Beads of Bohemia)

Coco pressed glass beads 3 varieties


  1. Coco Pressed 2-hole shaped 6x8mm vertical (holes through thinner section).
  2. Coco Pressed 2-hole shaped 8x6mm horizontal (holes through thicker section) 
  3. Coco Pressed 1-hole 6x8mm (holes through the thinner section). 
The Coco bead looks like a Tee™ bead, but is larger; the Tee™ bead is 2x8mm. 

  

PRECIOSA Tee™ pressed bead 2x8mm.


Gumdrop beads, single hole, 7x10mm, available in 9 colors




Czech NIBLET, NIBBLET's, BABY PILLOW BEAD, size 5x3mm and 2mm thick.  They come in lots of colors.
Round Drop 7x5mm (image Raven's Journey)
Czech Flower Petals 7mm

Czech Drops 6x13mm

Czech Pear 12x16mm Drops 
(Photo Credits Starman Enterprises Pty Ltd
Czech Flat Drops 3 sizes12x18mm, 10x15mm and13x10mm

Czech Puffed Tear Drop bead, 21x11mm





Czech Spade Drops 10x8mm? I have found various sizes all similar so I am unsure of their actual true dimensions. These drops are also being called Arrow drops.


Czech Top Drilled Triangle beads, 13x13x12mm. These Czech pressed glass beads are made with solid color glass, which means the base color of the glass is saturated throughout the object and will not fade or rub off over time. Size and shape may vary slightly and color may vary from dye lot to dye lot.



PRECIOSA Ripple™ Pressed beads 12x3mm



Wavelet beads 10mm by Potomac (similar to Ripple beads by Preciosa but smaller)





Prong beads, a new addition to the CzechMates range of beads, one hole runs through the base of the bead; side to side. 3x6mm
GEKKO® Beads
GEKKO beads have a horizontal hole drilled through the top of the bead. GEKKOS are similar to Dragon Scale Beads. The main differences between the GEKKO beads and Dragon Scale Beads are the direction of the hole and the thickness of the bead at the top. GEKKO Beads are 3x5mm, lots of colors. GEKKO beads are designed by Sabine Lippert.
(
pic credit Trytobead Sabine Lippert)



NEW 9mm single hole droplet (6mm and 12mm lentil beads are already available). Spacebar 2-hole bead 7x2.5mm, Oval droplet 12x9mm, and Navette droplet 20x8mm.
Dragon® beads 1.5x5x3.7mm (also called Dragon Scale bead)







PRECIOSA Solo™ Pressed Beads 2.5x5mm (like a 'Twin' bead but only 1 hole)


6º 4mm Czech Cubix Beads with a large 1.7mm hole and 7 colorways.
(photo by silverenchantments.com)





YouTube introduction of UFO 7x16mm beads from Leslie Rogalski
https://youtu.be/lL2GRNUw0UE



Wonky beads 15x11mm (1 hole) 
(photo credit unknown)

PRECIOSA Hill™ fire polished bead is a half-ball with a round base at a diameter of 6mm and 8mm and is decorated with a multiple cuts.





Czech Petal beads 2 sizes 8x7mm and 14x12m 
(Photo by Haute Hobby)



PRECIOSA ORNELA presents the new PRECIOSA Pellet™ pressed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand which has a shape which goes well with various types of beads and seed beads.

The central slimming of the glass cylinder with dimensions of 4x6mm enables a kind of interlocking effect where the individual beads fit together perfectly during simple stringing.



Czech Quadries (Faceted Rondelles 4 sides) 7x6mm 
(photo credit unknown)

Ersatz and Langsatz Czech seed beads in the shape of rounded cylinders (known as Ersatzand Longsatz which are produced using similar technology to that used of other types of seed beads, i.e. by cutting glass pipes with a round or square hole.

An Ersatzis a slightly rounded cylinder in which the length is equal to the diameter. It is made in the sizes 2 – 7.7 mm in transparent and opaque colours.

A Longsatzis a slightly rounded bugle in which the length is bigger than the diameter. It is made in two sizes 3.3 x 2.2 mm and 6.6 x 2.2 mm and only in opaque colours.

The names of these interesting seed beads come from German and these names are also used unchanged in Czech and other languages.



Pinch beads 1-hole (baby Pinch beads) 4x3mm, 3x5mm and 7mm




Tri beads 1-hole flattened triangles about 4.5mm, 1mm thick with a 1mm hole. 



PRECIOSA Pip™ Pressed Beads 5x6.5mm








Czech Bulb beads 15x10mm 
(photo credit unknown)





Czech Rice Droplet 3x6.5mm (similar to a Rizo and Solo bead)
(photo by LimaBeads.com)
Same size and shape as SuperDuos but only one hole, 2.5x5mm with one .8mm hole, available in 50 colors 



Rizo beads by Sabine Lippert 
2.5x6mm with a hole at one end and are smaller than a dagger, longer than a drop.






Another stunning idea of Sabine Lippert! Spiky Button® is the fancy sister of Button Bead®, produced in Czech Republic. The same shape and size in the bottom part gives you the opportunity to use it just as the button bead. You can style up your design with this easy to attach spike shaped bead.



Button Beads (1 hole) 4mm 
designed by Sabine Lippert


PRECIOSA Thorn™ Pressed Beads.
The slim, oblong shape of the PRECIOSA Thorn pressed glass bead is a glass spine with dimensions 5x16mm.
Mini Dagger beads 3x6mm, 10x3mm
(photo credit unknown)



Czech Dagger Beads 16x5mm single hole

NB CzechMates created the 2-hole 16x5mm dagger bead

Czech Dagger Beads, single hole, 10x3mm


PRECIOSA Villa™ Pressed Beads




Czech Pyramid Spike Beads 7x11mm
(photo by Beads of Bohemia - Etsy)



Tooth beads 6x16mm, 1 hole, 40 colors


Twist Beads review by Beadaholique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zi9APTuyZ0 Twist beads 6x12mm (1 hole) and 6x18mm 



Preciosa Curved Petal Beads 1-hole 13x7mm







Banana bead 1 hole, top drilled, 17x6mm
(photo by cranberry.net.au)


Spike Beads, new size 5x5mm, 15 colors


Single hole daggers 3x11mm and 5x16mm by the Beadsmith



Palma Beads 9x18mm corrugated spike bead drilled through the center ie top to bottom) (photo by Beads of Bohemia)


Curved Spike Claw Bead 18x4-6mm
(photo by Beads of Bohemia)

**I need to clarify if there is a difference between Curved Spike Claw Beads that seem to have no real defining name and the Tooth Beads ... are they one of the same? The sizes are different.**





 Minos® Par Puca® 2.5x3mm single hole beads designed to compliment the 3-hole Arcos® Par Puca® beads 






Preciosa Pellet Bead 4x6mm




Zero Beads 3.8x1mm

O and Zero Beads are "the same bead but from different manufacturers" the only difference is the colors offered by each of the two manufacturers of this flattened donut shaped bead. The O beads have a larger range of colour than the ZerO bead. The zerO beads are single colour only.

O Bead(TM) Color Sheet March 2015 Click Link to O-Bead ™ Color Sheet

ZerO bead(TM) Color Sheet March 2015 Click To Link to ZerO-Bead ™ Color Sheet

Thanks to Amy Blevins of Beads & Glass Boutique for her advice and Itsalljuststring.com for the information and colour chart links.

Nano® beads 5X10mm Czech Glass; large 3.5mm hole





Czech O Beads mini flattened ring 3x8.1mm with a 1.3mm hole, 24 colors



Czech Glass One Bead 3.5x5mm
Similar to an O bead, but it is oval rather than round.

(Photo by Potomac Bead Company)














Czech 6mm Square Paillette bead 1-hole 
(photo by whatsleftover2009)



Czech Waved Flat Square / Chip / Washer Beads. 10x4mm. 1-hole. 116 colors and finishes
(image CzechBeadsExclusive)






Quad bead 4mm 
(photo taken from Beads of Bohemia Etsy store)



Czech Pressed Glass Round/Seed Beads






Cathedral Beads are available in a variety of colors. They are available with bronze or silver capped ends. Cathedral beads come in 6mm, 8mm and 10mm sizes. 


Czech English Cut beads 3,10, 8 and13.5mm 
(photo credit unknown)

Polaris beads 6, 8, 10 and 12mm available in 20 colors
also called Serpentine beads 4, 6, 8 and 10mm, 15 colors, 5 mixes



Size 7º and size 8º Matubos are available unfaceted. 
Pressed glass large hole seedbeads from Matubo
3mm Melon beads 
(Photo Credits Starman Enterprises Pty Ltd)



True2 are tiny 2mm faceted firepolish round beads, 60 colors


Czech Bicone Lantern Beads 10x8mm 
(pic by ScaraBeads Etsy)


Faceted Turbine beads 
(pic by TreeTerracom on Etsy)

'Faceted Turbine' bead (also known as a 'turbine' bead, 'flying saucer' bead, 'Pyramid Spiral Flying Saucer' bead and a 'UFO' bead (which it should not be known as as there is a registered bead actually called the UFO® by Leslie Rogalski.




PRECIOSA ORNELA Cornelian Star, a new type of rocaille containing a combination of glass types. A cornelian is a rocaille with a round hole, an intermediate layer of white chalk with a rounded edge and a lining of transparent glass in the colors of purple, black, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange and red. Available in sizes 8º to 34. An interesting shadowing effect is created on the surface of the larger sizes.

Czech Fire Polished, softly faceted Micro Spacer glass beads 2x3mm






Czech Fire Polished Beads



Czech Firepolish beads are machine made faceted glass beads which are then polished over an openfire. By nature they are slightly imperfect and this is part of their charm.


Matubo 6º, 3cut A seed bead pearl manufactured using a precise pressing technology. Superior shape and size constancy.

You can head to the Matubo website for color charts of all their
beads: https://www.matubobeads.com/products/





Matubo detailed drawing of the 6º, 3-cut






Matubo 7º seed beads are made with new technology! These beads are made with the same technology as pressed beads, so they are guaranteed to have a uniform shape plus a big hole - equal to the quality of Japanese glass beads. 

Matubo 6º, 4.1mm



Matubo 8º, 3.1mm



Czech Pressed Glass 2-hole Beads 



These 2 hole daggers form part of the CzechMates range designed by Nichole Starman 16x5x3mm
Preciosa Puffed Disc Bead, 2-hole,
6mm and comes in 20 colors. 








Preciosa CandyTM 2 hole cabochon beads






Czech 2 hole Triangle Petal Beads 12mm

PRECIOSA TWIN™ Pressed Beads 2.5x5mm, 22 colors


Czech Tango beads (2 holes) 6mm, 9 colors




CzechMates 
Lentil 2-hole, 6x2mm, 1.25mm holes

   
CzechMates 
Brick 2-hole 3x6mm


CzechMates 
2-hole Bar bead 3x6mm

CzechMates 
Triangle 2-hole beads, 6x6x2mm



CzechMates Cabochon 2-hole 7mm


CzechMates Crescent 2-hole, 10x4.5mm



Matubo NIB-BITS 6x5mm the new bead by MATUBO BEADS. the Nib-Bit is a Czech pressed glass bead designed by Nela Kábelová. The bead has a special surface treatment applied to it; the technology provides high purity holes that won't snag your beading thread. The beads are very glossy with a smooth surface.  There are a staggering 580 combinations of colors and coatings for this bead.



Matubo Nib-Bits




PRECIOSA Chilli™ Pressed Beads 4x11mm (2 hole) beads


Czech Groovy 2 hole beads. Grooved tiles Beads are also known as Groovy Beads.  Grooved Tile Beads are approximately 6x6.3mm, 3.5mm thick.  They have a groove on the top and the bottom of the bead.  Groovy Beads will work great with many of the other 2-hole beads and seed beads and you can use them in almost any jewelry pattern you would use regular tile beads in. I am dubious if this is a new bead or if it is another name for the Silky Valle bead (although it, the Groovy Bead is smaller). Maybe you know?

There are 5 styles of Silky beads; see this blog link to Haute Hobby to understand what you need to know about these versatile 2-hole beads. 6x6mm. New Mini Silky beads are now available 5x5mm



DiamonDuo™ 2-hole faceted top Czech bead, 5x8mm. Now available in Glow-in-the-Dark colors
Czech Half Moon Beads 2-hole, 8x4x3mm, available in 24 colors



Mini Silky Beads 5x5mm


CzechMates Tile Beads 6x6x3mm, tons of colors and finishes



es-o® beads 2-holes 5mm with 0.8mm holes and the mini size 4mm


4mm es-o® mini beads



Los® Par Puca® 5.5x2.5mm, 2-hole bead, 41 colors (no promo images available).




2-hole Piggy Beads 4x8mm, 36 colors




Czech 2-hole ROOF beads 5x8mm


A free pattern to make this bracelet


SuperDuo™Duets– a new colour dimension in jewellery making design.
  • SuperDuoDuetsfeature a different colour on each holed side 
  • Movement creates a shimmery ombre effect 
  • Pair them with matching or contrasting SuperDuocolors
  • Pressed glass with guaranteed size and dimensional stability 
  • Measures 2.5 x 5mm with two 0.8mm holes 
miniDuo 2x4mm








Super8 beads 2.2x4.7mm by Potomac (Note: I can only find European stores selling these beads). This bead resembles a SuperDuo/Infinity bead.


NEW Smooth Outline SuperDuo 2.5x5mm
Matubo SuperDuo 2-hole seed beads

Comparing (from left to right) SuperDuo, MiniDuo and Super8
Pinched Outline SuperDuo 2.5x5mm





SortaDuo or Cornelian bead from Potomac Beads (not readily available) 

There are three types that are similar the original SuperDuos by Matubo, Twins by Preciosa and SortaDuos named by Potomac Beads. Follow the link to the YouTube to understand the differences.




Infinity beads (2-hole) 4x8mm and 3x6mm
2x5mm Infinity 2-hole Mini bead


Both beads have been designed by Anissa Picasso Designers.
Color: Anissa Picasso / Luster / Blue / Turquoise / Yellow
Size (mm): 18mm x 6mm x 4mm
2-Hole size (mm): 1mm (approximately)
Shape: Triangle
Zoro bead 2-hole bead 6x6mm also called Z beads


Tipp beads 2-hole 8mm bead, 9 matte metallic colors

Pyramid Hex 2-hole 12mm, 47 colors




Czech Pyramid Beads 2 hole 6mm (43 colors) and 12mm (41 colors)


Czech Glass Pyramid Twin Hole Bead Studs, 12x12mm the height of the bead is 8mm, 35 colors/finishes



Rulla Bead (2-holes) 3x5mm by Matubo

Bi-Bo 2-hole glass bead 5.5x2.8mm, 89 colors


RounDuo® beads 5mm exclusive to Potomac (2-holes)


Faceted Honeycomb Beads (pic by Fusion Beads)
DiscDuo® beads 2-holes, 6mm, 116 colors. These beads are exclusive to Potomac Bead Company

Honeycomb beads 6.5mm with two .7mm holes. The beads are sold exclusively through the Beadsmith
Czech 2-hole Cab Bead 6mm





14mm Czech Cushion Round bead, 14mm, 14 richly saturated color with a satin metallic finish or sueded finish.
Czech Dobbles 2-holes 8mm,  Top drilled Druks 1-hole 8mm. 9 colors including Matte and Metallic. Exclusive to The Beadsmith



Crisscross beads (2 hole) designed by Patty McCourt 
 All beads Cz


Czech Pressed Glass 3-hole beads


RounTrio® beads (faceted or smooth) 6mm exclusive to Potomac 3-holes

Trinity Beads (3 hole) 6x6x2.3mm and 8x8x2.7mm
No specific name for this bead Color: Anissa Picasso / Luster / Blue / Turquoise / Yellow
Size: 21mm x 7mm
Hole size: 1mm (approximately)
Shape: 3-Hole Brick





Arcos® Par Puca® beads (5x10mm) along with Minos® Par Puca beads are new beads from Les Perles Par Puca









CzechMates Beam 3-hole bead 10x3.5mm







Czech glass AVA® 3-hole angled beads, original idea of Gianna Zimmerman. Colors are a work in progress. AVA beads are hand-pressed because of the delicate shape, and have limited production runs.
eMMA beads 3-hole 3x6mm
Cali® Bead 3-hole bead 3x8mm, 50 colors (John Bead exclusive)




Czech Pressed Glass 4-hole beads


CzechMates Quadratile 4-hole bead, 6mm 

CzechMates QuadraLentil 4-hole bead, 6mm




4CEED beads 4-hole, 3x5mm




Les Perles Par Puca® Range of Beads



Arcos® Par Puca beads (5x10mm) along with Minos® Par Puca beads are new beads from Les Perles Par Puca
Minos® Par Puca 2.5x3mm single hole beads designed to compliment the 3-hole Arcos® Par Puca beads





IOS® 2-hole beads and size 11⁰ seed beads pic by Blog author


Los® Par Puca 5.5x2.5mm 41 colors


Czech Table Cut beads

There are literally 3000+ pressed glass beads, thus I will include only beads that maybe of interest to beaders.





  • Czech Spindle bead table cut/carved 7x18mm
    (photos credits unknown)

    Czech spindle beads 7x18mm, 16x6mm
    (Photo credits unknown)



Czech Cut Glass Beads 


PRECIOSA Corella

Czech seed beads in the shape of a four-leaf clover (PRECIOSA Corollas) are made by cutting glass tubes with a straight or super-twisted surface.

PRECIOSA Corolla seed beads in four sizes: 2.5 x 2.5 mm, 5 x 2.5 mm, 3.5 x 3.5 mm and 7 x 3.5 mm.

The Super-Twisted PRECIOSA Corolla beads are made in the three following sizes: 2.5 x 2.5 mm, 8 x 2.5 mm and 10 x 3.5 mm.




Cool Czech Glass Fnishes


DiamonDuo™ Glow-in-the-Dark colors


Gold Shine glistening new colors in SuperDuos and MiniDuos




Tweedy Finish





Czech Laser Etched Finishes (pic from theRavensblog)













Starman ColorTrends HALO
vibrantly saturated jewel-tone colors within shimmering layers of gold dust.


Random finds for Beaders



Technically not a bead, and not even glass but Lucite, but worthy of inclusion in this inventory of Czech be.




Eternity Design Frames - the 5 shaped frames are available in rectangle, round, rounded square, oval and teardrop. They have evenly spaced 1mm holes. Available in brass or silver plated.



There are 1000's of generic types of Czech pressed glass/cut beads that are produced from standard glass molds that have been used for generations. Beads such as Druks, glass pearls, Fire Polish beads, melon beads ... well you get the idea. As the beading market moves with the demands and trends, bead importers, manufacturers and traders began developing new beads that were designed to be a signature to their respective branding, thus Registered® Trademarked™ beads began to flourish.  I will endeavour to keep my finger on the new-bead-release-pulse and keep this list updated with Versions (V) as new beads are released.   

PREVIOUS REVISIONS - NEW BEAD FINDS


V13.1 New Finds (March 1, 2017)
Seriously just when I think I've captured everything new for you .. I bump into another bead! It is the Mini Silky bead, these cuties are 1mm smaller than the original Silky (which makes them 5x5mm). DiamonDuo™ are now available in 4 new Glow-in-the-Dark colors. This Version I have decided to put the previous Versions at the bottom of the Blog; that way you're not scrolling past old news to get to the bead images. Each new version where I add beads, you'll see a NEW next to the caption .. that way you'll understand what's been added to the blog in the way of new beads.

V12.3.1 
I discovered a new bead that has no name in particular other than Czech Flat Waved Square Chip Washer. Certainly a mouthful of name. Available only in 10x4mm, with 44 fabulous colors; the frosted colors are particularly nice as they mimic soft sea glass tones. These are not new beads, but they're new to me the 4CEED beads, 4 hole beads; not dissimilar to CzechMates Quad beads, however these are chunky and more organic in nature. New bead finds include a mini size 4mm es-o bead, a 2-hole Infinity mini bead, the Czech Cali® 3-hole bead, the cute Gekko bead and an info update on the CoCo bead. I discovered by chance that there is a third 'Pinch" bead size.  It is referred to as a 'Baby Pinch' bead it is 3x4mm. I spotted these on the Bead Master Pinterest board .. 'Pinched Outline SuperDuo' and 'Smooth Outline SuperDuo's'. The Pinched Outline SuperDuo has more of a snug fit than the original SuperDuo's and the Smooth Outline SuperDuo's are just that, smooth.






V12.2 
I have revamped the blog; I hope you find it more useful.... and ... more new beads.

PRECIOSA ORNELA released the PRECIOSA Cornelian Star late 2016. The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star is a new type of rocaille containing a combination of glass types. A cornelian is a rocaille with a round hole, an intermediate layer of white chalk with a rounded edge and a lining of transparent glass in the colors of purple, black, blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange and red. The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star is a new type of cornelian which includes an intermediate layer in the shape of a six-pointed star. The points of the white core filter through the colored transparent lining and its shadows give the impression of fine stripes.The PRECIOSA Cornelian Star can be manufactured in the size range from 8º to 34. An interesting shadowing effect is created on the surface of the larger sizes.

I have included the Matubo range of Czech seed beads; due to new technology their consistant size and uniformity rival the Japanese seed beads. The sizes include Matubo 6º, 3cuts /  6º / 8º / 7º.

I have added a new heading RANDOM FINDS FOR BEADERS; I've included LunaSoft cabochons and Eternity Design Frames to kick off this new collection. Each bead category now falls under their respective heading:

  • Czech Pressed Single Hole Glass Beads
  • Czech Pressed Glass Round/Seed Beads
  • Czech Pressed Glass 2-hole Beads
  • Czech Pressed Glass 3-hole Beads
  • Czech Pressed Glass 4-hole Beads
  • Les Perles Par Puca® Range of Beads
  • Czech Table Cut Glass Beads
  • Czech Cut Glass Beads
  • Cool Czech Glass Finishes
  • Random Finds for Beaders
New bead discoveries on the Firemountain Gems and Beads website, Preciosa Puffed Disc Bead, 2-hole, 6mm and comes in 20 colors and Preciosa Puffed Tear Drop bead, 21x11mm, limited colors; and I included a Czech Fire Polished bead table of sizes.

V12.1 Just a quick note to advise that I released a blog yesterday 6 Feb 2017 containing information regarding everything MIYUKI™ and TOHO™ beads. The blog is called Japanese Glass Beads - MIYUKI™ and TOHO™.
Another new bead just released
 😀  NIB-BIT 6x5mm the new bead by MATUBO BEADS. the Nib-Bit is a Czech pressed glass bead designed by Nela Kábelová. The bead has a special surface treatment applied to it; the technology provides high purity holes that won't snag your beading thread. The beads are very glossy with a smooth surface. There are a staggering 580 combinations of colors and coatings for this bead.


I discovered another bead in today's wanderings .. it is not new.. but it is new to me. It is called a variety of names the NIBLET, NIBBLETs, BABY PILLOW BEAD, bead. They are manufactured in the Czech Republic, size 5x3mm (2mm thick).  They come in lots of colors.
One more shout out .. I did not want to get into colors and finishes of the beads .. but today ... I came across a Czech glass finish called Tweedy Finish (I could not deny its inclusion it is such a cute name and wonderful finish). 


V12 
You may all now be familiar with the French designed, Czech manufactured Kheops® Par Puca 2-holed triangle beads, Arcos® Par Puca 3-holed crescent shaped beads; and the Minos® Par Puca barrel-shaped 1-hole beads. Now there is the IOS® bead designed to work with the Arcos® and Minos® beads. These beads have 2 holes (the distance between holes is about 2.5mm) Their upper sides are rectangular with curved angles. The curved sides of the IOS® beads, allow them to fit perfectly with the Arcos® curved shape. The IOS® Par Puca bead resembles the CzechMates™Brick bead but is much much smaller. These beads are available in many colors, including matte, metallic and opaque finishes. I'm in love with them ..💖

V11.1 
Random bead porn roaming last night I discovered an 11x10mm single hole, pressed glass bead called (by many names) the 'Faceted Turbine' bead (also known as a 'turbine' bead, 'flying saucer' bead, 'Pyramid Spiral Flying Saucer' bead and a 'UFO' bead (which it should not be known as, as there is a registered bead actually called the UFO® by Leslie Rogalski. The bead appears to be a generic Czech pressed glass bead and is not trademarked.

V11 
I discovered an entry on the Preciosa website that was published Tuesday 02 December 2014.

Czech seed beads in the shape of rounded cylinders (known as Ersatz™ and Longsatz which are produced using similar technology to that used of other types of seed beads, i.e. by cutting glass pipes with a round or square hole.

An Ersatzis a slightly rounded cylinder in which the length is equal to the diameter. It is made in the sizes 2 – 7.7 mm in transparent and opaque colours.

A Longsatzis a slightly rounded bugle in which the length is bigger than the diameter. It is made in two sizes 3.3x2.2 mm and 6.6x2.2 mm and only in opaque colours.

The names of these interesting seed beads come from German and these names are also used unchanged in Czech and other languages.

The new SuperDuo™Duets– a new colour dimension in jewellery making design.
  • SuperDuoDuetsfeature a different colour on each holed side 
  • Movement creates a shimmery ombre effect 
  • Pair them with matching or contrasting SuperDuocolors
  • Pressed glass with guaranteed size and dimensional stability 
  • Measures 2.5 x 5mm with two 0.8mm holes 
Learn more https://goo.gl/images/AlKuda

V10.1 
An email from Fusion Beads just arrived showcasing the new Faceted Honeycomb 2-hole bead. I was aware of their existence but did not know when they would be released to the market. These 2-hole hexagonal beads are related to the original Honeycombs (Beadsmith), but feature a faceted jewel-like top. To me they are reminiscent of the antique nail head beads, only larger.

V10.0 
June was my last entry and since then quite a few new beads have arrived in the market place for our beading pleasure. The Beading community welcomes the Avabead from Potomac Bead Company.

Scaled down versions of both the Infinity and Es-o beads are now available. Preciosa released their new Tee beads visit the link for more images and Teebead information. Exciting new additions to the Starman's CzechMate range is the 2-hole Prongbead, the 3-hole Beam™ bead and the 2-hole Cabochon™ bead. Adding to the inventory last but not least the new Cushion Round Bead and the CoCo bead. 

V 9.0 
Czech Squarelets are in fact called Paillettes, 6mm. Sabine Lippert introduces the Spikey Button Bead which is the sister to the Button Bead, Preciosa introduces the new CandyTM Bead a 2 hole cabochon bead. The Preciosa Forget-Me-Not spacer bead while not new, is offered with new colors and finishes. Les Perles Par Puca adds the Arcos Par Puca and the Minos Par Puca to their family. Union beads are a union between Miyuki and Czech Beads. Union beads are Japanese glass seed beads sizes 11, 6 and 8 that have a Czech glass finish. I discovered also that MiniDuobeads are available in 189 colors! I have added Czech glass teardrops to the inventory, they are available in 4 sizes. Neon Butterfly beads were discovered by chance and I have included them here on the inventory. I do not know if they are a new bead or not, they resemble a Farfelle or Berry (peanut) bead but are larger and are only available in neon colors. Cathedral Beads have been added to the inventory although they are not a new bead.

Disclaimer: All photographs were obtained from the Internet without permission. This register serves to inform only the beading community of all the available pressed glass beads manufactured in the Czech Republic. I am not a reseller of beads.