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Seems, like I may have added 12 or more photo's not sure how to do this, please be patient with me.  So I would like to know if anyone knows about this necklace.  I saw Mr. Allen's name on many files at Mrs. Lieses home  if you have the time could you please tell me about this.

 

Was it given to her when she opened the Bead Museum here in Prescott?  Where you here then? Do you know who put the necklace together?  Do you know where the beads came from?  Is there anything written about this necklace?

 

Thank you so much for your time.

 

Beads and Blessings,

Mary Ellen

 

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Hi Mary,

This looks to be a handcrafted piece made from many beautiful beads. There seems to be a worldwide selection of beads, I shall down load a pic and tag as many as I am able for you.

Jamey Allen is a member of this site if you look in the members list you can message him directly.

I know that Jamey was very actively involved in the bead Museum project. It is likely he will be able to tell you all about the necklace.

 

Warmest wishes

Sarah


  • a ...lampworked 'turkish' eye bead
  • b...Possibly a carved bone bead from india 
  • c...etched pyu stlye
  • d...
  • e...
  • f...poss faux Amber 
  • g...
  • h...venetian millefiore bead c 1920
  • i...
  • j...decorative seed bead adorned globe
  • k...7 layer chevron bead venice c 1590
  • l...Bodom bead
  • m...
  • n..glass//agate fascetted bead either german or czech
  • o...venetian millefiore bead c 1920
  • p...replica chinese stratified eye bead
  • q...agate
  • r...filligree
  • s... face bead lampworked and murine
  • t...turkish glass
  • u...coral
  • v...netsuke
  • w...
  • x...tabular venetian millefiori c1920
  • y...yoruba brass?
  • z...kenyan batik bone

http://collectiblebeads.com/cgi-bin/anyboard.cgi?fvp=/openforum/&am...=

 

related information which may be useful

 

Hello Mary Ellen. I made this necklace for Gabrielle Liese. It is the result of a project instigated by Cheryl Coburn-Browne, who was the Director of The Bead Museum when it moved from Prescott to Glendale in 1999. The beads were donated by several of Gabrielle's admirers, and was made to commemorate her long-standing involvement with beads, the forming of The Museum, and was presented to her by Cheryl at the opening ceremony in Glendale. Each person was asked to donate a bead that represented a quality or feature they admired about Gabrielle, or that they wished to confer to her--so the beads are symbolic. In point of fact, many of the beads came from my collection, to fill-out the ensemble and make something that would be wearable. I had received a number of these beads from the collection of Elizabeth Harris, who passed away in 1995, and had been a great supporter of The Bead Museum.

Considering that Sarah was not involved in the project, and is working backwards from a photograph, her identifications are not bad. However a few beads are not precisely what she conjectures.

Mary Ellen, how do you happen to have these photos? Jamey

I bought it

 

At a Liese estate sale?   JDA.

Yes, I bought the necklace and the lady in charge told me it was given to Gabrielle when she opened the Bead Museum here in Prescott.  She threw the paper away that was with the necklace.  So the necklace has no providence, which was okay with me, because I like it so much.

 

 I knew I could research and and find out about the necklace, but didn't really think I'd speak to the maker.  Should I be giving it back to you? 



Mary Ellen Kramer said:

Yes, I bought the necklace and the lady in charge told me it was given to Gabrielle when she opened the Bead Museum here in Prescott.  She threw the paper away that was with the necklace.  So the necklace has no providence, which was okay with me, because I like it so much.

 

 I knew I could research and and find out about the necklace, but didn't really think I'd speak to the maker.  Should I be giving it back to you? 

I hope you are not upset with this, it's all good and it will be okay if you want it back. 
Hi Mary Ellen. My initial reaction to your possessing this necklace was one of surprise. In a perfect world, I guess I'd like to see it in the collections of The Bead Museum. Unfortunately, The Museum no longer exists as an entity, but is now folded into The Mingei Museum in San Diego. Certainly, I have no claim on the necklace (!). I hope you will enjoy owning it. Perhaps you will consider willing it to The Mingei, so it will have a permanent home some day. That would be a nice decision on your part, if you were to choose that option. I will take a look in my photo archive, where, I suspect, I must have a photograph of Cheryl presenting the necklace to Gabrielle. I'll post a scan when I can get it formatted. Be well. Jamey

I will be at the Mingei in Sept. for the San Diego Bead Soc meeting and am very excited to go and check out the place.  I am having a shadow box made for the necklace, one I can open up  so I can feel the beads and possibly wear it, not sure about that yet, but it will be an option.  I like to feel beads.  I do have a trust in place and will put your idea into action.  My children will not feel the same way my husband and I do about the necklace.  Thank you so much Mr. Allen for all your time and information regarding this piece.  I am feeling very blessed right now. Love, Mary Ellen

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