Artbeads Cafe Giveaway – Fun Czech Glass Shapes with Matching Pendants

Did you know we have over 6,000 different kinds of Czech glass beads on our website? That’s so many colors, shapes, and textures to play with in your jewelry designs. Our latest Artbeads Cafe episode was a special Facebook Live session all about Czech glass! In the episode, Cheri and Cynthia make jewelry on the fly with unique Czech glass bead shapes to inspire you. You can win some of the Czech glass and pendants the ladies worked with during our giveaway! Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out how. 

In this video, there are lots of beautiful Czech glass beads on display, along with findings that Cynthia picked out to use alongside them. That’s the beauty of Czech glass. They are versatile beads that make charming accents to any kind of component. Here’s a closer look at some of the beads on the table:

From gleaming fire-polished beads and smooth rounds to playful flowers and drops, there were lots of inspiring choices on the table. Cheri started off designing with pear-shaped Czech glass drops. She makes messy wrapped loops on the tops of the beads to add them to her necklace strand. You can see even more tips on how to make messy wraps in our tutorial video. Cynthia picked up dagger beads and old style drops first and experimented by pairing them with a lovely brass dragonfly pendant. Then, she had fun with goddess beads. If you’re looking for more inspiration, we’ve had fun with these shapes in previous jewelry ideas from our Design Studio, too. 

Cynthia made some cute goddess bead earrings with chain tassels in her Athena’s Triumph set. Becky also made some cute messy wrapped loop dangles with Czech glass pear drops in her Mint Julep set. Cynthia’s Lady Dragonfly pieces are a great showcase for dangling dagger beads. 

Our Czech glass Artbeads Cafe episode was tons of fun and now we want to give away some Czech glass beads so you can play with these unique beads. Cynthia picked out some drops, rounds, melon beads, and coin shapes along with the dragonfly pendant she used in the episode and a beautiful Gardanne Beads pendant. To enter, just follow the prompts below and make sure to leave a comment in the comments section about how you use Czech glass in your designs. 

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We’ll pick one lucky winner on June 6th, 2019. Good luck! 

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    • Serena Garland
    • June 1, 2019
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    I use Czech beads in quite a few of my pieces, I just love the variety of shapes and colors to choose from.

    • Cindy zdrill
    • June 1, 2019
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    Many ways necklaces, flowers in bracelet

    • Laurena Whitwer
    • June 1, 2019
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    Czech glass is a staple in the majority if my projects. So many beautiful colors and shapes to choose from! I particularly love using the 4 mm fire polished beads in right angle weave with seed beads!

    • Lisa Braatz
    • June 1, 2019
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    I love Czech glass beads in my necklaces, braclets, & earrings. So many options. Can’t wait to use my flower !!!

    • Patricia Dlugokenski
    • June 1, 2019
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    Love artbeads!

    • Misty Madness
    • June 1, 2019
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    I ordered a ton of czech glass to stock up for fall season jewelry can’t wait

    • Claudia Alonso
    • June 1, 2019
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    Artbeads is the best!

    • tina
    • June 1, 2019
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    After years of working exclusively w gemstones, I’m addicted to czech beads especially the picasso finishes and english cuts! Love the organic look.

    • Ann
    • June 1, 2019
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    I use check glass to add that touch of class and subtle bling to make project come together

    • L Watson
    • June 1, 2019
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    I have used Czech glass beads in earrings and in a bracelet. For the earrings I used a Czech glass drop with Czech Twin Beads, and seed beads for spacing. For the bracelet, I just used the Czech glass Twin Beads with the seed beads in between. Thank you for the videos, and keeping us inspired! So many beads, so little time!

    • Sarah
    • June 1, 2019
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    I have used my Czech glass twin beads by stringing them along with seed beads. I have made one using gold twin beads, one with silver twin beads, and one with pink twin beads. The silver bracelet is definitely a go-to-bracelet for me. I love it!!! It would be fun to get some other varieties of Czech glass beads to try.

    • Barbara Rogers
    • June 1, 2019
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    The beads are so wonderful. I have used the drops more than others.

    • Johnnie Hart
    • June 1, 2019
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    Mostly in necklaces mixed with gemstones.

    • Cheryl Pereira-Hodges
    • June 1, 2019
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    Love, love, love Czech glass beads. Have used them a lot with seed beads in bracelet designs and necklaces and also paired them with gemstones. Have so many ideas already seeing all the gorgeous new colours and shapes.

    • Jackie
    • June 2, 2019
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    I have always loved the Czech glass beads. The new colors and finishes are fabulous and I can’t wait to get some more to play with!

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    Love czech glass. I use it with leather and memory wire.

    • Jan
    • June 2, 2019
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    Love your videos!

    • Emily McIsaac
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love Czech glass beads! I use them in kumihimo, stringing projects, almost everything I make! 🙂

    • Janet Carr
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love Czech beads! I use them in all my designs……peyote and all my stringing projects. They are top quality and always so beautiful!

    • Mary Strejc
    • June 2, 2019
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    I can’t believe there was ever a time when I turned my eyes away from Czech glass…the misguided youth of jewelry making; you know, the thinking if it isn’t a real gemstone bead, it’s not worth the money and doesn’t have a place in my design. Oh, how happy I am to have grown and learned. Have so many favorites (loving the pear-shaped drops in all colors) and can’t get enough Czech glass now!

    • Elyssa
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love to use Czech beads! They work so well in my bracelets… I use them frequently!

    • Amber Shipley
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love Czech glass. So many beautiful colors and shapes.

    • Teresa Cady
    • June 2, 2019
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    I use them in many ways! I tend to go through phases – and right now it is earrings!

    • Cindy Henrich
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love Czech glass beads. They make beautiful bracelets and earrings.

    • Janet Kellar
    • June 2, 2019
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    Czech glass beads make any jewelry project unique and beautiful!

    • Sharon Rubin
    • June 2, 2019
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    Czech beads are so beautiful. The colors are bright and
    cheerful and the shapes inspire creativity. I love working with them!

    • Toni Lipscomb
    • June 2, 2019
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    So much fun – this looks like a haul from a week of shopping at the Tucson show in February!

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    I am new to beading and have learnt so much from watching Artbeads, so watching what can be done with Czech beads I will push myself forward. The
    colours are so beautiful, I will even attempt other bead shapes using the
    Czech glass. I don’t sell anything I make, and as I give away what I make for Charity it is good to take another look at beads, especially Czech

    • Linda Quinlan
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love czech glass!

    • Debbie
    • June 2, 2019
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    I love watching your video’s they are so helpful and the beads are beautiful

    • Anne Hilliard
    • June 2, 2019
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    I just love all the Czech glass round beads especially the small sueded round ones they come in so many pretty colors. They make great spacers and edging for peyote bracelets. I also love to use Ravens Journy coin beads as pendants.

    • Tamara Compton
    • June 2, 2019
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    Beautiful necklaces and bracelets.

    • Kyla Nimick (Desert Kyla)
    • June 3, 2019
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    I use Czech glass beads in allot of my jewelry I make, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and ankle bracelets, book marks, and zipper pulls. I love Artbeads, and love watching the videos for inspirations, ideas & at times motivation. My husband calls the video girls “my girls”!! LOL

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    I love framing a Czech glass button with a piece of vintage filligree. I think I bought my first button from you!

    • Pattie
    • June 3, 2019
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    I pepper them into my designs to add colo, sparkle and interest.

    • Jeanette Richmond
    • June 3, 2019
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    Just ordered a bunch of Czech beads. Can’t get enough of them.

    • Priti Chatwani
    • June 3, 2019
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    You guys do an amazing job! I stopped beading years ago but after finding some of your videos on youtube by accident I restarted after 5 years. totally inspired!

    • Lori B
    • June 4, 2019
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    To work with Czech beads is to work with true beauty.

    • Michelle Wilkinson
    • June 4, 2019
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    Czech beads are luscious! Colors are beautiful in variations, shapes, and numerous possibilities. Raven’s Journey has captured my heart! They are my inspiration ❤

    • Melanie Gill-Drouin
    • June 4, 2019
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    I LOVE all Czech glass beads; any size, finish, colour or shape!! I will use Czech Glass beads in my designs as focal pieces, spacer beads, or designs that are purely Czech Glass, these include earrings, tassels, bracelets, anklets & necklaces. Quite often I will also use Czech glass beads with gemstones as they make really beautiful spacers beads and can add some real sparkle and texture to designs. I’ve been experimenting lately in learning how to make dream catchers, and so incorporating these beautiful beads to add some real sparkle and fun!!

    • JewelryMaker1
    • June 5, 2019
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    Here’s what I have to say about Czech beads… I’m thankful that they come in many sizes, sheen & colors! I particularly like the fire polished beads for that extra touch. It’s all about the quality, I believe Czech beads are beads that stands out above the rest.

    • Stacy B
    • June 5, 2019
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    Cynthia
    I am curious if you studied art or are just a natural in color combinations and design? Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Meredith
    • June 5, 2019
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    I love all the Czech glass! There are so many shapes and sizes, I just love using them all!

    • Janice Stewart
    • June 5, 2019
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    I love all of the different shapes & sizes of Czech beads that Artbeads has to offer.

    • Laurie
    • June 5, 2019
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    Love Artbeads!

    • Nadya
    • June 5, 2019
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    Love Czech beads! Using them everywhere – in bracelets, pendants, brooches

    • Marisol Hafner
    • June 5, 2019
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    I love to use Czech glass beads to add that extra pop of glitz and glamor and sometimes subtle and soft color.

    • Sondry Behn
    • June 5, 2019
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    I would like to make some of the things from that Artbeads Café. A necklace & earring with the drops. Try my hand at wrapping the drops. I love Artbeads!

    • Pam
    • June 5, 2019
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    I’ve used Czech glass in necklaces, bracelets, suncatchers, and art quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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