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Gifted to me: Jade disk?? --- Luann Udell ( 2022-05-19 20:25 ) (59 reads) file img
Happy 20th Anniversary, Beadcollector.net! --- Joyce ( 2022-05-02 07:00 ) (105 reads)
How can I clean Ethiopian pot metal "silver" beads? --- Luann Udell ( 2022-05-19 20:13 ) (29 reads) file img
Is "antique agate" a thing? Need help with bead ID --- Luann Udell ( 2022-05-19 20:03 ) (30 reads) file img
CHINESE IMMORTALS EXECUTED IN BEADS --- jrj ( 2022-04-17 23:39 ) (150 reads) file img
Pretty cool bibliography, Karlis --- beadiste ( 2022-04-27 18:45 ) (68 reads)
Francis Greil, Venetian bead manufacturer or distributor --- barbiecampbellcole.com ( 2022-03-22 04:00 ) (239 reads)
Big Bead Little Bead --- jrj ( 2022-04-20 03:37 ) (145 reads)
  • I don't recall that I have encountered them. Consider initiating a Case at eBay. (no text) --- Beadman ( 2022-04-21 07:08 ) (34 reads)
Experience repairing Chinese woven or beaded coral beads? --- jrj ( 2022-04-18 00:26 ) (85 reads) file img
Chinese coral second rank hat buttons or finials --- jrj ( 2022-04-17 23:54 ) (82 reads) file img
Lewis & Clark beads? --- cn ( 2022-03-25 15:53 ) (210 reads) file img
Bead Study Trust becomes part of Society of Jewellery Historians (in London UK) --- stefany ( 2022-02-24 13:38 ) (145 reads)
  • Thank you Stefany for keeping us up to date on efforts to preserve bead history. (no text) --- rosetta ( 2022-04-02 17:21 ) (47 reads)
Phishing? --- frank ( 2022-03-29 20:10 ) (138 reads)
  • Yes! It is time to renew. No it is not Phishing (no text) --- Rosanna ( 2022-03-31 07:35 ) (56 reads)
Phishing? --- frank ( 2022-03-29 20:09 ) (117 reads)
Happy birthday to Art Seymour today! --- joybrisighella ( 2022-03-07 07:28 ) (125 reads)
ID for Black /White beads needed --- Rosanna ( 2022-03-04 10:13 ) (262 reads) file img
donating beads to a museum --- diplocase ( 2022-03-12 10:47 ) (193 reads)
First post - Repaired bead --- Sthi ( 2022-02-22 21:43 ) (302 reads) file
Help with id --- Sammitenn ( 2022-03-15 04:10 ) (151 reads) file
1970s-80s cloisonné beads, not 1930s --- beadiste ( 2022-03-11 09:03 ) (147 reads) file img
Hello all! Could any of you provide any insight into these stone beads? --- SkyStone ( 2022-02-13 12:02 ) (223 reads) link
  • Mary—I think it is more-likely they are Méxican. (no text) --- Beadman ( 2022-03-07 13:32 ) (63 reads)
Today's bead makind --- frank ( 2022-02-13 19:29 ) (284 reads) file img
unusual beads, seller mark it NOT Cloisonne, but I think it is a special kind of cloisonne beads --- jenni ( 2022-03-04 10:52 ) (176 reads) file img
unusual beads, seller mark it NOT Cloisonne, but I think it is a special kind of cloisonne beads --- jenni ( 2022-03-04 10:54 ) (123 reads) file img
unusual beads, seller mark it NOT Cloisonne, but I think it is a special kind of cloisonne beads --- jenni ( 2022-03-04 10:53 ) (101 reads) file img
2022 Tucson Bead Symposium video available --- floorkasp ( 2022-02-27 08:23 ) (136 reads)
large striped beads --- JP ( 2022-02-24 23:14 ) (209 reads) file img
50,000 yr old fashion statement --- Art ( 2022-02-19 16:06 ) (204 reads) file img
Notes from Tucson 2022 --- Rosanna ( 2022-02-06 17:27 ) (256 reads) file img
Items wanted for The Bead Forum newsletter --- Rosanna ( 2022-02-16 17:18 ) (163 reads)
interesting bead --- JP ( 2022-02-11 21:29 ) (352 reads) file img
Re: 1 picture --- Hello all! Could any of you provide any insight into these stone beads? --- SkyStone ( 2022-02-13 12:15 ) (190 reads) link file img
  • I'm guessing Mexican, but not very old. (no text) --- Beadman ( 2022-02-13 21:18 ) (107 reads)
Chinese cloisonne beads likely from 1979 --- beadiste ( 2022-02-12 11:13 ) (143 reads) link file img
Beads on a Budget 2022 --- Finfan ( 2022-02-06 13:13 ) (209 reads) file img
Bead Forum article Chinese cloisonne beads and Beijing Enamel Factory --- beadiste ( 2022-01-17 11:17 ) (216 reads) link
To lighten up these dark days! with link? --- Hendrik ( 2022-01-23 01:17 ) (232 reads)
  • Thank you Hendrik!! Looks promising and hope to get there. (no text) --- karavanserai ( 2022-02-05 02:44 ) (89 reads)
Tucson? --- Finfan ( 2022-01-24 13:35 ) (205 reads)
Ancient Excavated Glass Beads from Northern Scotland --- Beadman ( 2022-02-01 20:46 ) (229 reads) file img
Latest Beads: Journal... arrived today --- beadiste ( 2022-01-24 22:07 ) (314 reads)
  • Also fascinating was the possibility of Nueva Cadiz beads from France? (no text) --- beadiste ( 2022-01-28 21:14 ) (87 reads)
Fraud / Scam Alert! --- Rosanna ( 2021-12-18 12:31 ) (564 reads)
Beaded Fertility Doll --- Rosanna ( 2022-01-12 16:55 ) (238 reads) file img
Question about these beads --- alipersia ( 2022-01-15 11:58 ) (244 reads) file img
Fossill bone beads --- frank ( 2022-01-10 17:55 ) (234 reads) file img
  • Very Cool Frank! (no text) --- Beadman ( 2022-01-11 08:20 ) (100 reads)
  • Congratulations, some fresh beauty welcome! (no text) --- nishedha ( 2022-01-16 07:05 ) (85 reads)
  • LOVE the one on the right! (no text) --- Luann Udell ( 2022-01-16 18:41 ) (102 reads)
  • Guess the BCN message "you don't belong here" also means "We'll keep posting your post" :-D (no text) --- Luann Udell ( 2022-01-16 18:41 ) (93 reads)
  • Until everyone knows you really blew it here! :-} (no text) --- Luann Udell ( 2022-01-16 18:41 ) (95 reads)
unusual bead Chevron Eye found in Africa --- beads-de ( 2022-01-08 10:05 ) (282 reads) file img
Glory of Beads will be in Green Valley again --- Rosanna ( 2021-12-27 11:59 ) (217 reads) file img
Happy Christmas Day to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no text) --- nishedha ( 2021-12-25 03:06 ) (168 reads)
Cloisonne necklace from 1979 --- beadiste ( 2021-12-24 12:03 ) (224 reads) file img
More Chinese enameled beads --- beadiste ( 2021-12-15 11:48 ) (202 reads) file img
Chinese peach stone?(kernel?) carving from 18-19th century --- redmountain ( 2021-12-11 12:29 ) (220 reads) file
Chinese peach stone?(kernel?) carving from 18-19th century --- redmountain ( 2021-12-11 12:27 ) (171 reads) file

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