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,
You are very welcome Mary Ellen. I hope you enjoy it for a long time. Your decision to leave it to the Mingei (Liese Collection) is gratifying and appreciated. They will provide it with a good home and continuing care.
It was a good idea of yours, thanks for the advice. Do you know anything about this bead? Love, MEK
Curiosity is getting the better of me.
I would love to know which beads are not exactly as Sarah suggested?
Is "c" a Pumtek bead and Maybe 'B' is a cast Asante or Akan brass bead (so difficult to see clearly on the picture) Maybe "f" is really baltic amber, is 'U' glazed clay or perhaps powder glass from Mauritania?. 'V' is close but I think called Ojime. 'z' could also be a dze. Impossible to be really sure of any without touching.
I would love to see a JDA list. ann
Jamey D. Allen said:
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.
Lets all do an id list!
using the pic below....
I will ask Jamey to do a definative list......
lets see who gets the most correct ID's
I will send a prize to the winner!!!!!
Here we are years later. I have created a FaceBook Group for The Bead Museum, to honor Gabrielle Liese. It can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1581060785530402/
Attached is a photo from 1999, the day that The Bead Museum opened in Glendale, AZ—when Gabrielle was presented with the necklace discussed in this dialogue. Jamey