Pressed beads are made by the classic technology of pressing glass. Its shape and design is given by the shape of hardmetal mold. Than it comes under raw edging and tumbling process.
Basic shape of the bead we get from the classic pressing process. With this shape is necessary to work further. We cut the bead to get the small flats which are mat at the first moment. It is being polished by the high temperatures in the glass oven and that is what gives them the name „firepolished“.
After pressing glass to the basic shape the flats are cut and than polished. It depends what we want to highlight and what we want to repress. The design appears on the flats or on the contrary in the depths of the bead.