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If you’re following us on Facebook (and if you’re not, you’re missing out), you may remember that some time ago, in May, we went to a launch party by Grofova DesignDSC03158

You can check out more pictures from the event on the Czech Center in Stockholm site.  As you can see, Pavlina Grofova, the designer behind the brand is an amazingly talented glass bead maker. Using a centuries old lampwork technique, she designs modern, colorful glass jewelry.

We met Grofova Design at one of the markets in Stockholm on a rainy day and it was love at first sight for us. So we got in touch with her and after a few “dates” we managed to get a hold of some of her signature beads for our own use. We chose some red glass frosted beads to play with. (Geeky fun fact: red glass is some of the most expensive glass color you can get because the material that gives it the red color is gold.) Because they were so pretty, it felt as if they were asking to be framed rather than stringed or beaded around. We think the black Tila beads pleasantly encase and make the red glass beads stand out. 2015-03-13_10 3

We’ve been told this bracelet resembles lady bugs, mushrooms in the cartoon variety, and even strawberry mochi sweets covered in sugar.


What do you think? Pretty?