Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Stefany Tomalin
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  • Tsipporah Sofer
  • Claude Watson
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  • Jozias Verstraten  /Anna Veensma
  • ingrid Langerak
  • Kymmberly A Warren-Arbiso
  • Ruth Walzer Shine
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Stefany Tomalin's Discussions

Kenyan Maasai workshops (spectacular traditional dance, beadwork jewellery construction, crafts) In May in UK!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefany Tomalin Apr 22, 2014. 1 Reply

At the Bead Society of Great Britain we learned about this just too late to organise an event ourselves but hope participants here who can will find out more and maybe attend their workshops coming…Continue

Tags: announcement, events, traditions, Maasai

SUNDAY- Bead Fair in West London -Last minute reminder-

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leonor Arnó Oct 6, 2012. 3 Replies

the most interesting bead fair of the year -in UK on Sunday 7th october!lots of wonderful antique, ethnic, unusual beads and jewellery and know-how, all under one come and say hello if you…Continue

announcing -Bead Fair 2012 Sunday 7 Oct -Bead Society of Great Britain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefany Tomalin Sep 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Bead Society of Great Britain 23rd Annual Beadwork and Bead Fair 2012Europe's finest bead fairOur Bead Fair consists of vendors…Continue

Tags: society, bead, fair, events, beads


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Stefany Tomalin is attending Cordelia Donohoe's event

Tribal Fair London 19 at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1

September 3, 2019 at 3pm to September 7, 2019 at 6pm
The Fair brings together many experienced reputable dealers, each a specialist in fine tribal art drawn from all corners of the globe. Every item offered for sale has been chosen for its quality and authenticity.See More
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Personal stuff -I teach threading + knotting classes especially for antique and ethnic bead jewellery

(post me a message for contact details=)

Author- Lecturer -Consultant -Bead Identification Roadshows.
Specialist in Rare, Unusual Collectable Beads and Beadwork.
Expert Bead Threading Tuition.
br/>Founder member: Bead Society of Great Britain:
“Beads-L” bead research email discussion group:
To join or leave Beads-L List OR to access Beads-L Archives:
Visit the new Global Interactive Bead Database, pictures, information and forums:

CONSULT the GLOSSARY of BEAD TERMS written by myself at:

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beads at Kings Cross Canopy Market

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 16:33 0 Comments

Next weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Aug 25th, 26th, 27th- i'll have a stall in the Canopy Market behind Kings Cross -next to the big Waitrose and the Art College- selling mostly loose single decorative handmade glass beads from India, as well as fascinating and rare pendants, colourful embroidery beads, shell, stone, metal and wood beads, inexpensive necklaces, bracelets and tribal beaded dresses! and my book for bead collectors...

Stefany Tomalin, Beadtreasures, bead I.D.…



Posted on July 31, 2016 at 13:09 0 Comments

Dear bead threading friends!


Apologies for taking so long to get back with information about my one-day classes.


Bead necklaces are more popular than ever today- just look at so many TV presenters, wearing their beads...


I teach the most useful basics for threading bead jewellery including knotting techniques to a professional standard. The class includes…



Posted on June 21, 2016 at 23:19 0 Comments


friends- sorry i haven't been here for a while (i've been working on a bead collectors guide book -will announce when it's in print)

but wanted to let everyone know that the Bead Society of Great Britain's Annual General Meeting is coming up 0n Sunday 3rd July in the Headley lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH for members, or you can join at the door.



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At 0:07 on October 8, 2016, ingrid Langerak said…

Hallo Stefany , thank you for adding me as your friend.  Looking forward to go through your book, of course to learn about the beads, I do have quite a bit and it will be great to read about them. Especially about the trade beads.

Greetings Ingrid.

At 19:08 on February 14, 2014, Claude Watson said…

Hi Miss Steff,

  Did you see the photo I added of the Authentic Dzi beads?I wanted to know if you have any comments to share?you already know,that I am novice,but,I am an avid novice.


At 18:50 on January 16, 2014, Tsipporah Sofer said…

Dear Stefany,

Thank you very much for your quick response. Indeed, it is about twenty years ago I bought your book. It became the first step into a passion. I design, restore and just collect bead necklaces. As I feel very lonely in my village in the Negev desert in Israel with this hobby, I started a site on the internet to inform the public en large about all kind of aspects of bead necklaces. (no selling!) The site is based on a huge library a compiled during these years. It is still under construction and texts and photographs are currently being revised. A part of the photo's are of existing necklaces and some are my own designs, as far as relevant to the text.

The site has several purposes: General information, (hidden) tips for those who make necklaces and finally it will teach people about the different necklaces over different places and times.

You can enter it under:

or just enter   choosing bead necklaces   into Google

 I would be glad and honored to hear your comments and eventual corrections.

Warm wishes, Tsipporah Sofer

At 10:14 on December 30, 2013, Claude Watson said…

Hi Steff,

  How are you?I am alive ,well,and in Afghanistan at the present time.

  Drop a line now and then.


At 13:50 on September 25, 2013, Jozias Verstraten /Anna Veensma said…
Hi Stefany ,
I tried to send you more foto's and information about persian beads .
I failed . Can you sent me a message to : Than it is possible for me to send them ?
Greetings Jozias Verstraten / Anna Veensma
At 11:22 on October 9, 2012, Leonor Arnó said…

Hi Stefany, I live in Barcelona.

At 5:38 on September 2, 2012, Nooristan Art Gallery said…

thank was nice hearing from you.

At 8:25 on February 22, 2012, Clare Maxwell-Hudson said…

great to hear from you. Best wishes  Clare

At 15:03 on November 27, 2011, manish khavadiya said…

dear stefany thanks for the encouragement,we are not from Jaipur but Delhi.just starting the stones business.your eye to see the stone is very good and we appreciate it very much.  

At 8:02 on September 5, 2011, Thelma said…
Thanks Stefany. It sounds like a realy interesting event.



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