I've featured some pretty nifty bead businesses before but Bananas4Beading is one of the coolest. The business is run by an English and Czech couple, Keith and Simi, who do personalized bead tours for beadaholics keen on going to the source of their favorite Czech beads! A trip of a lifetime!
|Simi and Keith|
While in Jablonec, visitors can take a group lesson at a fantastic bead shop - if only to rest the legs and the wallet for a while.
A visit to the Glass and Bead Museum will cover the bead history in that area which go back to the 18th century.
|Glass and Bead Museum|
Kimi and Keith like to include at least one factory stop so that their guests can see first hand the full production of the beads we so love. There is also a visit to a small but old glass button press still in use. They said, "This is one of the last button pressing masters still working." They also sell fantastic hand painted glass beads.
The glass pearl making factory also has outlet stores to buy from!
The small glass pearls for making Christmas decorations are still made in the same way for over 100 years.
All in all a beader's perfect holiday!
Before You Go:
- A Floating Jewelry Store
- Esfera Jewelry - A Travelling Jewelry Store
- Superduo Beaded Pendant Tutorials
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