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Happy 20th Anniversary, Beadcollector.net!
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Posted by: Joyce Post Reply
05/02/2022, 07:00:43

Twenty years! That may make BCN one of the longest surviving bead sites on the net. While itís no longer very active, largely due to the fact that the software canít be transferred , and the fact that most folks no longer use image editing software ( Facebook makes it instant) , this site remains a HUGE searchable archive for beautiful images and information . Thanks to all for your participation over the years! Many of us have formed strong bead friendships the world over, begun here on BCN.



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Thank you Joyce! 20 years!!!
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
05/02/2022, 11:35:53

Thanks for all the hard work keeping BCN running in spite of all the difficulties over the last two decades!

To help commemorate the occasion - here are some of my latest "wearable collectibles" strands.

Lime green-themed beads from the SUV company, Venice. They make new beads from a 1940s era cane stockpile.

Vintage back & white Moretti beads, found in a bead pile at a recent show. Lesson from my bead mentor - Joyce - always check down to the very bottom of every bead bin!

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And some antiques as well
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
05/02/2022, 11:42:23

Teal green elbows with matching teal / blue dot Venetians. Not sure if the plain elbows are Venetian or Czech, but they do seem to have used the exact same glass as the rounds - maybe from the same glass works such as Effetre.

A mixture of rare Venetians - seems I got involved with a lot of green color themes lately.

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Here's to the next 20 years, Joyce!
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Posted by: Karlis Post Reply
05/02/2022, 14:15:13



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Posted by: Hendrik Post Reply
05/03/2022, 02:54:24

Thank you Joyce, David and all the contributors. It is a milestone and I'm still enjoying it!

All the best,
Hendrik

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Beadcollector.net! Thank you Joyce!!!
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Posted by: karavanserai Post Reply
05/04/2022, 06:09:24

Discovering BCN has been such an eyeopener for me and am still enjoying this valuable archive.

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Posted by: Judy Post Reply
05/04/2022, 16:33:15

20 years is a huge achievement Joyce and bead collector.net is appreciated by so many people worldwide. I personally have learned a lot over the years, it doesn't seem like 20 years does it?



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Re: Happy 20th, Joyce! (And a recent purchase.)
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Posted by: Will Post Reply
05/05/2022, 07:46:58

Thanks so much, Joyce. I've been coming here on and off for 14 years and this site has been enormously important to me. First of all, for the sheer pleasure; then for the archive; but especially for the people, sometimes passionate and prickly, but almost invariably kind and patient when I have asked for help and information. So... thanks to all of them also, the community that you, Joyce, made.

I don't collect beads much any more, but I still talk to the ones I already have. And occasionally something comes along that I have to get. This is the latest - the beautiful Phoenician I've been waiting for for years.

Regards to all,

Will

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Posted by: beadstore.com Post Reply
05/05/2022, 12:51:55

Happy birthday to BCN!!! And Will - that is stunning!!! My closest match! Love you guys!

Abe

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Very nice beads
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Posted by: Will Post Reply
05/06/2022, 08:34:50

Very nice beads, Abe. Thanks for showing them.

W.



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WOW!!! Those are beautiful!
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
05/19/2022, 19:46:16

Luann Udell artist & writer Ancient stories retold in modern artifacts LuannUdell.com

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Hi Will!
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Posted by: joybrisighella Post Reply
05/07/2022, 14:25:30



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congratulations Will, very nice bead with huge story.
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Posted by: alipersia Post Reply
05/12/2022, 04:53:00



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Thank you, Joyce, and LOVE
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05/05/2022, 11:13:36



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Posted by: stefany Post Reply
05/05/2022, 13:55:58

dear Joyce they may be heavy but not fattening...

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Thank you Joyce!
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Posted by: Art Post Reply
05/07/2022, 10:15:44

A milestone, this, here's to 20 more! Your devotion to the timeless bead has brought many people together, made many friends and shared much knowledge. I am grateful for your effort and hope to see this carry on. So much has passed this forum in those two decades, seriousness, laughter, humor, beauty. No one who visits here has left not enriched. Thaks again,
Art

This is an image of my 20th anniversary cane

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Wow, Art that is cool!
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05/07/2022, 14:24:31



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Thanks Joyce for the good bead times. Nice slice Art!!
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05/20/2022, 10:21:44



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Posted by: joybrisighella Post Reply
05/07/2022, 14:23:20

Thank you Joyce! And I still use the site a lot when looking for past information and shares! And yes, BCN lives on in our lives and hearts - BCN4Ever!



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Re: Thanks for what all you have done here, especially Joyce, unforgettable times.
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Posted by: alipersia Post Reply
05/12/2022, 04:47:03



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Shaman necklace
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
05/19/2022, 20:00:03

20 years! Infinity on the internet....
I so appreciate this site, the folks who manage it, and all the people who have contributed to it with images, information, and knowledge.
Here's to 20 more years!

My Shaman Bear Clan necklace, made with polymer clay,

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Posted by: paeonia Post Reply
06/03/2022, 03:03:20

Congrats Joyce and other forumers for the 20th anniversary ! It's great to be back after years because of back pain so I stayed far from computers...better now and again spending hours reading archives! Realized really your anniversary typing 6000 days in search request instead of 3000! Will be back soon with questions~😊😉



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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
06/15/2022, 00:23:11

Thank you to all of the longstanding, hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic contributors, especially the Forum's "OG's of Beads!" (we know who you are), lol, for sharing their ongoing knowledge, opinions, and updated research with the rest of us that love beads and want to know the latest information, marvel over the latest bead beauty, as well as help to dispel longstanding misinformation that has been disseminated and repeated verbally and in literature. Sorry for that sentence.... ha

Beads and their personal significance have been a timeless expression of our beliefs, hope for protection, life symbols & hallmarks, and also enjoyment & expression of personal beauty, wealth, and more. I love that this forum promotes all things Beads- from Ancient to more Modern examples.

I would love to see a more updated, more Cyber-Secure Bead Collector site that could be easier to search. I'm hoping future solutions are forthcoming by the more Tech-Savy in the Group.

Thank you All for your mentorship, and for the friendly help and for being an evolving knowledge based resource for the Bead Community, including not only the Rare and Ancient, but the new and interesting. Cheers, and Thanks to all I've met here- very much appreciated and I'm looking forward to the future! Anne Heck. Trade Bead Gallery/ formerly brick and mortar Lost and Found Gallery for 25 years- now semi-retired, as if that is possible..

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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