Wow, they could indeed be selling the flawed ones to the Krobo for making recycled glass beads. I have seen Krobo bicones made of fused white heart beads.
They saw most goes in he garbage, i know something is remelted and there is "second quality" but they are vague about that.
Also charlottes and 3 cut beads are less than 1% of production. I came from 37th street , a fashion block but the manager said , Perry "we are rich", that is not due to fashion. Its traditional ( culture)
Thank you for sharing these images and info Perry! I am putting them all together on the same thread so they won't get separated. (Joyce)
Desna is not a common destination town but in fact has always produced these glass rods and towns like Jablonec were just distribution centers of finished production.
Desna is where Glass Rod Production is located. This is seed bead rod production. Old or traditional techniques still used.
These for dure are the places that I could never get into. And yes, I have tried at the Desna factory.......
Thanks for showing these images!