But that identity only exists when one is present in the "bead tribe",
Re: Social power aspects of collecting -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Joyce Mail author
03/27/2013, 05:55:15

such as at a bead society meeting, or at Tucson bead shows. I love beads and wear them every day. But since there probably are fewer than 10 "bead people" in the entire county where I live, the beads I wear go pretty much unrecognized. If they are noticed at all, people know they haven't seen my beads at Ross or Macy's!

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