The link to the artist's website is here. I have no connection to the artist, Alena Chladkova; I simply loved her work and hope to integrate these beads into jewelry pieces. I also think it's important to give credit to artists whenever possible.
Additionally, we found a shop that is authentically Czech in that all of their products are made by artisans in the Czech Republic - ceramics, soaps, lotions, wooden toys, dolls, candles, ornaments, jewelry, etc. I did not know going in that I would find glass bead mixes too! Pink, red, blue, green, brown, white and clear, green and yellow, purple - in huge glass bowls, each with a wooden scoop for filling baggies with glistening gems of glass. I had found treasure! I may have let out a little squeal of delight because Tim glanced my way and then quickly disappeared into the nook with ceramics. Here are some photos of what I brought home:
Again, I have no connection to this store or website. I'm just passing along where their products can be found, and it's here.
This post is about beads, but the city of Prague itself was stunning. We found ourselves in awe of the beautiful buildings and bridges, the jazz musicians in Old Town Square, the many churches, the red-tiled roofs aplenty, the friendly people, the excellent food and the history. I will write again about our visit to Prague, but next time it will be about the sights. Meanwhile, here is a photo Tim took of St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge at sunset. What a romantic setting! Who knew there would be a gondola too?