Czech Glass Beads - Round
Czech Glass Round Beads
Fire-polished rounds are manufactured from round-pressed beads (druks). The beads are sifted onto a pronged board that is then fed into a faceting machine which angles the beads onto a grinding wheel. After all sides of the beads have been faceted, their surface looks rough and matted. The polished finish is achieved by laying the beads on a conveyer belt that feeds them into an extremely hot oven. The beads are heated to the point that their surfaces begin to melt, creating a naturally shiny finish.