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Pressed Beads Production Secrets

26 Apr 2011

Bead Blog - Czech glass beads - Hearts

The pressed beads have appeared in the middle of the 19th century when the technical progress has invented pressing machines. Thanks to the production technology these beads have the identical size and shape.

The Manufacturing Process of the pressed beads is faster and productive than the production of Fire Polish Beads or Machine Cut Beads. In small workshops it begins with punching of beads in forms. Forms are fixed in pincers or in special cutting-and-molding machine. Throughout decades the machine was served manually. Beadmakers have started to use a drive from an electric motor only in the early 60’s. The master makes an aperture in a bead putting “the warmed up” bead on a metal core. Then glass is passed through the special form-press. After that the bead is polished to remove the seam which has remained from passing of glass through the press. Read more about Pressed Beads ยป

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