By the end of 19th century the skilled craftsmen started to blow the hollow glass beads. These beads, either freeblown or blown in molds, were made in hundreds of different shapes - balls, olives, eggs, flowers, fruits and many more of the tiniest sizes - from 2mm up to 60mm.
After having been blown, these beads were silver-lined and decorated. Every step of manufacturing has been handmade.
A multitude of tiny hollow beads were hand-assembled onto flexible wires.
To create this beautiful designs, truly piece of art, requires many hours of highly skilled labour.
In Contia´s collection, replicas of traditional old shapes and classic ornaments interpreted in a modern way, as well as the completely new designs created by introducing new techniques of assembling and completely new shapes, such as - Sea World, Space Programme, Set of Animals = ZOO, Sportsmen, Summer Meadow, etc. can be found.
The colour range, as well as the patterns and shapes have always reflected to the fashion trends.