jablonec

  1. June 21, 2017

    Buttons Defy Time and Technology in Jablonec

    Every few months the ” buttons rumor” pops up again. The last Czech button presser is retiring/has retired and a century and a half of exquisite tradition is over. Fortunately, they’ve been wrong every time.…
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  2. January 16, 2017

    Arrival of a ton of beads means a deluge of detail

    About every 2 months another metric ton (or so) of Nirvana’s specialty beads arrive from Jablonec in the Czech Republic. Even though owners  Nir Kronenberg and 
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  3. December 05, 2016

    Our Czech Glass Garden blooms with more dazzling dahlias

    Backyard gardens in Jablonec — where the majority of our Czech beads and buttons are made individually or in small batches by traditional artisans– are not orderly cages of color meted out in…
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  4. November 09, 2016

    What does it take find new possibilities in Old World processes?

    How does Nirvana Beads create new, exclusive and exciting designs in Czech Glass using shapes and techniques that predate our great grandparents? The process takes an absurd amount of time, financial risk, the…
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  5. August 31, 2016

    Mercury Finish Beads

    We are delighted the editors of “Bead and Button” highlighted our new Mercury finish line as one of the best new products of the 2016 Bead and Button Show. We are always looking at new…
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  6. June 20, 2016

    Buttons from Jablonec, Czech Republic

    By Cynthia Shanti Moralez Almost every year Nir and I travel to the Czech Republic to visit the factories that produce our beads and buttons. In one of our trips we visited…
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  7. August 01, 2013

    Czech Glass Buttons Production

    All Czech Glass buttons are handmade. Learn about the production process and the tools used in the production of these beautiful buttons 1 - MATERIALS These are the negatives used to make the molds for the…
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