If you like the vintage glass jewelry that I make you should watch this video:
It's filmed in the Gablonz region of the Czech Republic, and demonstrates the amazing processes used to create the glass buttons, cabochons, and chandelier components that I now use in my jewelry.
Even though it is in Czech, this short film brought tears to my eyes! This is why I work with Czech glass! It is imbued with history and craftsmanship. I like to think that the pieces the men and women created in these glassworks before WW2 have a new life in the jewelry that I make. They are being set for the first time. Their beauty and the labor that went into their fabrication can finally be appreciated and shared.
My next trip abroad may just have to be here, the Gablonz region of the Czech Republic!
Alison B. Sweeney
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