I'm going to post a series of photographs of work I have pursued over the past thirty years, during which time I have made quite a few necklaces from Tibetan/Himalayan elements. I will begin with earlier pieces and proceed to some great necklaces made in recent years. Jamey
Since I recently read about a new class of faux amber beads from Morocco, I have been looking forward to seeing them in real life.
This past weekend I attended the Bead Society Bazaar in Los Angeles, and one of my friends who sells beads had several necklaces of these beads. (I am assuming these are the same as those being discussed, since I have not seen these beads before.) Although I thought they were expensive, I was interested in buying a necklace, and selected the one that was…Continue
Dear Bead Friends,
I have read through the dialogue pertaining to a strand of amber beads. It is a curious situation, that these beads were found in Burma--and yet they are not clearly Burmese amber nor Baltic amber. It is also quite unlikely that they are copal. Since I can only see a portion of the strand in the photograph posted, I am not confident that I can provide an answer that is dependable. I’d like to add some general information…Continue