Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This shop is taking a short break.

Want to know when they return?

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
One superb blown and spun glass spiderweb or lace egg shaped bead. It is very large, 31 x 19 mm. Despite its fragile look, it is very sturdy and the glass is thick. It is made of a breathtaking translucent red glass and would make a superb focal or pendant.

According to my sources, who are Czech, this bead was made around 1930 in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia.

I read somewhere in a forum that the beads were blown onto a mold, such as a balloon or wax, and that is how the lace was formed. The mold was then broken and a glorious lace bead was born. That story could be a tall tale. There are many tall tales in the bead world. Until I see it in a book written by a Czechoslovakian bead expert, I am reserving judgement.

I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking. I don't really know how they made these type of beads, but the results are beautiful.

Thank you for looking and enjoy!

Vintage Red Glass Spun Spiderweb Bead, 1930 Czechoslovakian 31x19mm


  • Vintage Supply from the 1930s
  • Materials: gablonz vintage glass, czechoslovakian glass, spiderweb glass, lace glass, translucent glass, vintage translucent red glass, czechoslovakian lace glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2493 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people