Bead Store ABOUT US – Praha® Beads and Jewelry

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Due to Covid 19, we have had to re-evaluate our Business Plan. Although we take every precaution, we realize folks are still hesitant to venture out into the community and shop, and rightly so. 

Therefore, we have redesigned our web site to be an E-Commerce site. In addition to all the information outlined on our previous site, customers now have access to most categories of products for purchase in our bricks and mortar store, including Czech Glass, Tools, Semi-Precious Gemstones, Beading Supplies and Findings.

We hope to be your one-stop-shop in for all of your beading supply needs.



We opened our bricks and mortar store in November of 2019. Praha Beads and Jewelry is located at 215 S. Union Street, Suite 6, Alexandria, VA 22314. We are one block from the Potomac River and one and a half blocks south of King St.

We are a bead boutique specializing in semi-precious gemstones, African beads, wooden beads, glass beads from all over the world, including Czech glass beads that we have not seen in the U.S.--we purchase them in the Czech Republic--Swarovski crystals, tools and precious metal findings. We also teach workshops from Intro to Jewelry Design, where you will learn to basics, to more advanced workshops like Taking Your Jewelry Making Skills to the Next Level. Check out Workshops for more information.

I adore all things Jane Austin and the Regency Period. Our designs are inspired from “Old-World” pieces crafted in Europe. Additionally, Praha is the Czech word for Prague (the capital of the Czech Republic). Both my husband and I are of Czech decent and travel there yearly to visit with family and friends. I am overwhelmingly inspired by the Czech people, culture and architecture. I find much inspiration for my designs on my travels.

We began Praha Jewelry Design 17 years ago after such a visit. I love mixing various gemstones to create pretty and feminine pieces that will continue to delight and enchant. Each piece has an “Old-World/European feel” to them.

We use the highest quality gemstones, glass, sterling silver, gold fill and vermeil.

We hope you enjoy wearing these pieces as much as we enjoy designing them.