June chose a coppery theme for this pretty bracelet. The clear copper framed glass beads are squares on the diagonal which lends interest to her design. June definitely remembered the "contrast" design tip as these square beads were placed amongst round coppery glass beads. Again, for a sharp contrast, clear seed beads were used as spacers. The copper clasp neatly tied all the elements together.

Window beads are made in the Czech Republic. Its long glass-making history dates back to Roman times. The industry though has had its ups and downs in the past century. Both the World Wars, the Great Depression and the communist government's initial disinterest severely disrupted production. Today, Czech beads are hugely popular due to the exquisite craftsmanship and innovative approaches.

Beader Design # : 216

History of Czech Glass by Beverly Fernandes
The Beading Gem's Journal
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