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Pete Francis CBR Publications available online --- Karlis ( 2017-10-13 16:37 ) (81 reads)
If you could circle the globe shopping for beads, which cities would you visit? (no text) --- Frederick II ( 2017-10-14 02:32 ) (60 reads)
Beads antique? --- peanut ( 2017-10-16 10:22 ) (94 reads) file img
altered trade beads --- lindabd ( 2017-10-11 11:27 ) (169 reads) file img
glass or stone --- sammitenn ( 2017-10-14 04:09 ) (113 reads) file img
Why did Vikings have 'Allah' embroidered into funeral clothes? --- David ( 2017-10-12 11:09 ) (117 reads) link
Way too pleased with myself --- beadiste ( 2017-10-09 11:08 ) (179 reads) file img
New Book on Beads --- Karlis ( 2017-10-13 12:01 ) (85 reads) file img
All things bakelite - the movie --- karavanserai ( 2017-10-10 01:06 ) (103 reads)
  • Thanks for the info - will try to figure out how to see this (no text) --- Rosanna ( 2017-10-11 18:42 ) (17 reads)
The new Beadcollector.net home page: Wild Beads of Africa! --- Joyce ( 2017-10-01 09:26 ) (191 reads) link file img
How was the Amsterdam 'Tribal Jewelry & Textiles Fair' in 'De Duif'? Any treasures found? (no text) --- karavanserai ( 2017-09-27 12:48 ) (106 reads)
New Chinese on top? 1970s Venetian on bottom? --- paigar ( 2017-10-08 05:32 ) (156 reads) file img
Mel H. - sent you a private message (no text) --- beadiste ( 2017-10-09 12:27 ) (38 reads)
B. Steinberg - sent you a private message --- beadiste ( 2017-10-09 09:48 ) (65 reads)
Stop by the The Bead Society of Los Angeles Bead Bazaar on Oct. 22, Culver City --- Rosanna ( 2017-10-08 11:47 ) (75 reads) file img
Quick post about Java --- floorkasp ( 2017-10-07 20:57 ) (117 reads) file img
  • Dark work spaces, hot and humid weather?…Reminds me of my Java trip with Jamey A. and James L. (no text) --- Frederick II ( 2017-10-08 10:29 ) (18 reads)
Please post images of some your favorite but badly beaten beads. (no text) --- Frederick II ( 2017-10-03 16:02 ) (103 reads)
Afghan, Iran Jet? --- hans ( 2017-09-21 14:41 ) (205 reads) file img
Taste is an individual thing --- lindabd ( 2017-10-02 21:32 ) (141 reads) file img
Wow! Check out what Stefany's son Thomas Heatherwick has been up to lately --- beadiste ( 2017-10-01 23:46 ) (141 reads)
Unusual Style of Boshan Bead --- beadiste ( 2017-10-02 13:59 ) (120 reads) file img
Info on old string of beads --- Sammitenn ( 2017-10-01 05:46 ) (199 reads) file
Chinese enamel beads; thoughts on age appreciated --- jrj ( 2017-09-29 11:29 ) (146 reads) file img
large black coral beads --- lindabd ( 2017-09-25 08:20 ) (214 reads) file img
Finally got around to finishing that Deco-era Chinese cloisonne bead necklace --- beadiste ( 2017-09-26 09:16 ) (164 reads) file img
  • Great! (no text) --- lindabd ( 2017-09-26 10:21 ) (28 reads)
  • Beautifully proportioned and coordinated! (no text) --- Joyce ( 2017-09-26 18:51 ) (25 reads)
  • Scarce beads, nicely matched and graduated. Congratulations. (no text) --- Frederick II ( 2017-09-27 01:38 ) (26 reads)
    • Thanks, Fred. Sent you a private message on another beads matter... (no text) --- beadiste ( 2017-09-27 10:17 ) (22 reads)
  • It turned out beautifully! Great to see the finished piece. (no text) --- jrj ( 2017-09-29 18:34 ) (22 reads)
Come visit in Tucson and attend our symposium!!!! --- TASART ( 2017-09-16 12:53 ) (238 reads) file img
rare millefiori necklace --- beadbox ( 2017-09-17 18:45 ) (282 reads) file img
Does anyone know the origin of these? I already know they're 2 monkeys and a crab! --- BEADAHOLIQUE ( 2017-09-22 11:53 ) (203 reads) file img
true heishi beads --- lindabd ( 2017-09-22 10:03 ) (151 reads) file img
perhaps a kind of puka shell? --- lindabd ( 2017-09-20 09:27 ) (170 reads) file img
Just because they're pretty --- lindabd ( 2017-09-19 23:23 ) (209 reads) file img
Amazonite beads --- CoinCoin ( 2017-09-18 18:37 ) (193 reads) link file img
tibetan carved bone apron +set at auction --- stefany ( 2017-09-15 23:24 ) (188 reads)
  • I love the expression on the carved face on the headdress! (no text) --- Rosanna ( 2017-09-16 06:24 ) (46 reads)
The ordinary ! --- Biddulph ( 2017-09-10 03:17 ) (252 reads)
Ancient Chinese Jade beads??? --- hunting-treasures ( 2017-09-13 18:45 ) (210 reads) file img
Barbra Streisand -a bead fantasy… --- Frederick II ( 2017-09-09 17:16 ) (257 reads) file img
Un PC beads --- Biddulph ( 2017-09-10 06:42 ) (167 reads)

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