Re: That Book..., and the "feather pattern."
Re: That Book..., and the "feather pattern." -- Beadman Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
11/30/2019, 08:22:08

Yes that does make it clear. Even though PFJr's definitions are dated and brief I could visualize the difference, with the feather pattern as alternating patterns (one direction then the opposite) -close to each other...
To further realize the types of tools such as a needle-like pointed tool manipulated through the correct temperature surface glass helps also. One day maybe I'll actually take an intro Class on bead making.

Many explanations have been repeated ad nauseam, no doubt, by you and others, but in defense of anyone trying to use the Search Function on this site before asking again- it is not always as easy as it could be. I have better luck Googling BeadCollector and the Subject.

I think one of the hardest challenges is attempting to "unlearn" all of the pervasive misinformation that is out there about Beads- the correct age, the correct origin, the correct type of bead, etc. I know I may scream if I hear another person try to tell me that Lewis and Clark Beads are 300 or 400 years old, and that they were Traded by Lewis and Clark with the "Indians" on the West Coast. For starters..

I am trying to incorporate the information I learn in this Forum when discussing beads, and pass it along. It is a work in progress, but the willingness of everyone to share knowledge in here, as well as show their interesting beads, is a genuine asset.
To paraphrase PFJr- It's not (just) about the Beads, it's about the People.
It's not a stretch to say that a good bead could fascinate me for a lifetime- from the hands that made it to all the necks that have preceded me.

thanks again, Anne

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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