Glass making in the Czech Republic is an age old cottage industry. These glass beads are still made in small quantities by hand. We work with the finest vendors and have the most consistent, beautiful glass beads available. Due to the way the glass is made, there may be slight color variation from one bead batch to the next. With their spade-like shape, these Czech glass beads have a pinched top that is drilled horizontally, creating interesting opportunities for stringing. These small beads are perfect for a wide variety of designs. Use several together in earrings for a fun texture, or add them to a necklace or bracelet for a gorgeous accent.