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Czech glass beads have become increasingly acclaimed, and the Czechs make some of the best seed beads around. However, they aren't the only Europeans to make outstanding glass beads. The Italians have been making glass beads for centuries, and both Venetian and Murano glass beads are beautiful examples of their work. Many wholesalers carry both types of beads, while others may lump them together under the title "Italian" glass beads. Both bead types are lampworked beads, which gives them rich colors and designs. Many also include gold or silver foil inside the bead which reflects and catches the light.