G&B Beads

G&B Beads, Jablonec nad Nisou: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, G&B Beads Reviews: 5/5

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Would you like to know more about the production of Czech glass beads? Excursion during which you see production process, takes approximately 40-60 minutes. At the end of your tour you can buy products in the company shop.
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Prague-Jablonec2019
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The Making of Glass Beads - Terrific Opportunity
Nov 2019
My daughterr Lisa and i had a wonderful time exploring w/our private tour guide three (3) bead-making factories in Jablonec. We experienced the process from beginning to end and now have a greater appreciation of how these beautiful little gems are made. The process is still hand-made from long glass tubes through the grinding and shaping processes - each bead hand examined through to the end. Bead creation in this area was once the mainstay of the community 'til the Russians nationalized the process and nearly destroyed the operations. Bealieve it or not, there are only two elderly button manufacturers who still make the glass buttons from this region. They use the original molds and finish them all by hand. Marvelous work! Everyone we met was so friendly and enjoyed our 'ooo's' and 'ahhh's' over their brilliant work. We didn't carry away everything but we sure tried. Fabulous adventure - hope to return some time in the near future.
Written December 8, 2019
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Maxine C
Perth, Western Australia, Australia35 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2018
Although we didnt see the museum (there was only 2 of us and they only open for 5+) we were shown through the factory. Kas explained how the old equipment was used and took us through the process of bead-making. We were then taken to the workrooms. introduced to the girls and watched them working.
Written October 24, 2018
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Jennifer P
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Excellent place to buy glass beads.
Sep 2018
I had a great time here last week. Lots of inspiration and masses of good quality glass beads. The staff were extremely helpful and enthusiastic about their products. As I was staying in Prague I travelled to Jablonec 3 times so I could bring lots of beads home with me. Each time I visited there were some fresh ideas on the display table. I will be back next year.
Written October 2, 2018
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Ilana J
Ra'anana, Israel15 contributions
A visit to G&B beads is a must for all beaders and bead lovers!
Jun 2018
G & B beads
G&B beads is one of the largest manufacturers of high quality Czech glass beads. Located in Jablonec nad Nisou in the picturesque countryside of the Jizera mountains, a visit to G&B beads is a must for all beaders and bead lovers! On the ground floor of the main building is the shop containing an enormous selection of pressed, fire-polished, table cut and other beads, in an inexhaustible range of colors, new shapes, sizes and finishes.
While you are there, take a tour through different departments of G&B beads where you will be shown the production process of Czech glass beads both past and present.
End your visit by taking a workshop to learn current techniques and trends using the new beads and components. Not to be missed!
Written July 10, 2018
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Menovesi
Kangasala, Finland17 contributions
This is heaven if you appreciate glass pearls
Jul 2017 • Solo
I had a chance to visit the shop only, but it was a fabulous experience. I love especially czech table cut beads and they are difficult to find. Here they are, in all colors shapes and sizes. Plus many other beads and ready made jewellery too. Very reasonable prices and nice people. A happy place ☺
For not-bead-loving family members this is not the best place, but there is seating available to make waiting bearable.
Written July 19, 2017
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Sue T
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Great for bead shopping
Aug 2016 • Couples
Walking in is like a candy store for beaders. Everything is organized by color. Great prices on beads and finished jewelry.
Written August 26, 2016
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