Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.


It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.


Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.


Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.


Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.



Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....


In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.




Alšovice 156, 468 21 Pěnčín


+420 601 129 664


Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday by appointment only

During the working week it is possible, at selected times /listed on the website/ to see demonstrations of bead making, squeezing and grinding

June, July, August
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays by appointment only
min. number of persons per excursion: 4

We are a traditional Czech company that focuses on glass processing – glass rods. We produce pressed glass and cut beads, luxury jewellery and jewellery for daily wear, fashion accessories, creative products and games for children, glass mosaic, facing and decorative tiles, gifts and decorative items.
Through our museum and our children's activities, we strive to bring this interesting craft closer to the general public.
With our games and creative sets for completion, which include our glass products, we want children to experience this fascinating material. We want to maintain the awareness of this unique material for the next generations.

Visitors can see our museum of the bead production, and at selected times visit our pressing process, both hand and machine processing of glass rods, then our process of grinding beads and thermal polishing (not always). Part of the tour is a 15-minute-long video, which covers the entire technological process.
Visitors can try manual pressing from glass rods. Our main program is our creative workshop, where visitors can make their original product. They can make a necklace or bracelet from glass beads, or glue glass stones onto paper or wooden pattern. Every year we prepare special events that we present on our websites and promotional materials.
Visitors can buy different kinds of souvenirs, jewellery, children games, creative sets for completion, glass beads or glass stones in any amount in our shop.