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What gives beads "character"? Do you look for "character" when collecting beads? --- nharlow42 ( 2017-06-27 16:29 ) (43 reads)
What would you advise if your child expressed interest in becoming a bead collector/dealer? (no text) --- Frederick II ( 2017-06-27 19:04 ) (11 reads)
  • I would say, "Make lots of money - it can be an expensive pursuit!" (no text) --- Rosanna ( 2017-06-27 20:20 ) (2 reads)
  • I would say "Excellent! I was wondering to whom I should leave my huge collection of beads." (no text) --- nharlow42 ( 2017-06-27 20:26 ) (3 reads)
  • I would say… be curious. Each of these objects is the mere tip of an iceberg. (no text) --- lindabd ( 2017-06-27 22:07 ) (0 reads)
  • "Just wait until I'm dead and you'll be one by default." (no text) --- beadiste ( 2017-06-27 22:53 ) (0 reads)
  • Yes! each of the beads is a piece of the Humanity's History. Start to put all the pieces together! (no text) --- kika ( 2017-06-28 03:18 ) (0 reads)
Chocolate Pears --- beadiste ( 2017-06-26 11:08 ) (88 reads) file img
It's Sunday, the day others seem to bare their souls, so --- nharlow42 ( 2017-06-25 16:21 ) (186 reads) file img
Inspiration - The 2nd millennium BC Traveler's Necklace: --- mosquitobay ( 2017-06-23 07:22 ) (170 reads) file img
Natural Chung dZi --- TASART ( 2017-06-23 10:49 ) (192 reads) file img
sea creature discs, what are they? --- birdi ( 2017-06-17 10:59 ) (163 reads) file img
Inspiration - A Davararavati necklace... --- mosquitobay ( 2017-06-21 09:45 ) (181 reads) file img
Beads from Archaeological dig in Ethiopia --- Art ( 2017-06-20 17:31 ) (171 reads) file img
  • Interesting, I see some beads like those found in Mali (no text) --- judy ( 2017-06-21 09:35 ) (14 reads)
New book --- JP ( 2017-06-19 18:02 ) (189 reads)
Blue speckled folded beads, origin? --- birdi ( 2017-06-21 04:09 ) (112 reads) file img
Today's Thrift Store Find --- paigar ( 2017-06-19 13:02 ) (142 reads) file img
  • Painted Peruvian clay beads? (no text) --- birdi ( 2017-06-19 18:36 ) (17 reads)
Venetian beads with transparent canes --- birdi ( 2017-06-17 11:40 ) (180 reads) file img
Old or New? --- jenniferlvan ( 2017-06-19 13:05 ) (126 reads) file
my purchase today in London... --- stefany ( 2017-06-18 06:18 ) (175 reads) file img
  • Nice find! The eyes beads in particular look mint condition. (no text) --- Rosanna ( 2017-06-18 15:46 ) (21 reads)
Court necklace with amber, coral, jade --- beadiste ( 2017-06-18 11:52 ) (150 reads) file img
Last night's necklace, blue rectangular fancy eye beads --- birdi ( 2017-06-10 11:08 ) (240 reads) file img
"Trade wind" beads? Need ID help, please. --- Rosanna ( 2017-06-17 12:24 ) (123 reads) file img
Close inspection of Indonesian (Javanese?) beads --- Rosanna ( 2017-06-10 13:47 ) (237 reads) file img
Articles about Tibetan festival beads --- birdi ( 2017-06-11 21:26 ) (145 reads) file img
Joyce, is the April Fool's bug back?? --- Luann Udell ( 2017-06-11 19:48 ) (133 reads)
is it roman period glass --- ali persia ( 2017-06-12 05:26 ) (137 reads) file img
Beads of the Mutinous HMS BOUNTY --- Karlis ( 2017-06-12 13:49 ) (120 reads) file img
would love opinions regarding these beads --- judy ( 2017-06-11 18:37 ) (168 reads) file img

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