It isn’t every day that a company can say they are launching a new bead, that is in fact almost 80 years old.
Mrs. Oldriska, a Czech pressed bead manufacturer, designed the LINKbead in the 1940’s and this mid-century masterpiece has finally been rediscovered and manufactured by her granddaughter.
3 x10mm – Two Holes
LINK is the perfect name to describe what it is and what it does.
It is both a component and a connection to the past.
A vintage design so contemporary you will wonder why this bead wasn’t mass marketed decades ago.
These beads look beautiful on their own,
but combined with the other beads, they offer designers
many new options for bead placement.
Joined together the LINK beads create a fabulous chain.
Our first project PDF (released later this week) will show you how to make the original chain as designed by our link inventor.
We are honoured to have been asked to launch this bead exclusively and world-wide.
200 piece bags are shipping now in over 70 colors.
Vials will be available shortly!
You can read about the history of the bead at
New Czech Bead mix pillow box collection. 4 of 17 projects by Nancy Donaldson are featured on this page. Bookmark this page to see them all.
This is the Alps Black/White Czech Glass Pillow Box. We wanted you to see how many beads are in the box. You can make some very long necklaces and matching bracelets with one bos.
The Pillow box that was used to create the bracelet shown is a pink/red mix. We named it Berry Smooth.
The Pillow box that was used to create the crocheted wire bracelet shown is a pearls mix. We named it French Vanilla.
The Pillow box that was used to create the bracelet shown is a green mix. We named it Appletini.