Beads, using Venetian glass, were being made from the end of the 1200's in the area of present day Germany, By the late 1500s
they were making their own glass at Lauscha
- in the Thuringia Forest - and during the 1700 to 1800s, Germany was a major bead exporter to many regions of the world. Antique German glass is found all over West Africa, with
their subtle shades of colours and longevity, they are widely collected and used in many modern jewellery creations. Full of history .. if only they could talk !