ethnic jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

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Central Asian Images

Patti has shown me this wonderful resource for those who study jewels, textiles and culture of the region.

Please take a look.…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 24, 2010 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Article about Chevron beads

"Jewellery History Today" is a slim magazine published by the Society of Jewellery Historians in UK and circulated to its members.

I've contributed an article in the latest edition (issue 9 Autumn 2010 ISSN 2042-8529) entitled "the Chevron bead and its simulants" with illustrations of a number of individual beads from my collection.

I hope some people here will be able to see it!

It had to be severely limited to 2 pages so some information…

Added by Stefany Tomalin on September 23, 2010 at 23:42 — 4 Comments

I may be helpful if you need to identify your beads more accurately.

As a specialist bead dealer, researcher and author of well over 30 years I can be useful here correcting some descriptions to the greatest possible accuracy.

Too many dealers dont know, make things up or repeat what they've heard without checking the information. If you want to catalogue your own collection or sell, you will have a lot more respect if you can verify your information.

I'm not attacking anyone, just want to encourage people to value the beads they love and describe… Continue

Added by Stefany Tomalin on September 14, 2010 at 8:50 — 6 Comments

bead sample cards

this is a wonderful resource for bead lovers,

Thanks to Joyce at bcn for the link.…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 14, 2010 at 6:32 — No Comments

stolen beads......................................

A collection of rare beads have been stolen.....

please be vigilant....

Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 12, 2010 at 7:38 — 2 Comments

Sunday 3rd October !! Bead Society of Great Britain Bead Fair 2010!!

Beadwork and Bead Fair 2010

Sunday 3 October 2010, 11.30-5.30

Sports Hall, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ

Open to all - members and non-members

Europe's leading Bead Event (and the 21st we have organised) has a new home in 2010!



Added by Stefany Tomalin on September 7, 2010 at 9:23 — 2 Comments

Facebook page

Good morning fellow jewel fanatics!

I thought we could look to strengthen our networks by adding information of other places on the web to communicate with each other!

I have a facebook page....…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 7, 2010 at 7:58 — 3 Comments

Bead tour 2011

The next bead tour will be in April 2011

Please put your name forward if you are interested in joining us for this wonderful trip.

Limited places as always!

Details of itinerary to follow.

warmest wishes…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 4, 2010 at 10:58 — No Comments

Hi everyone......

Ning have decided to charge for the use of their services.

After careful consideration, I have…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on September 4, 2010 at 10:55 — 2 Comments

my links

thanks for appraisal...see me also on and subbscribe to my Newsletter

See me also on and on

Added by HALTER on July 4, 2010 at 17:19 — No Comments

Jewellery and bead hunting tour of Morocco.

announcing the tour dates for the Autumn Just 6 places to fill!...........…


Added by SARAH CORBETT on July 3, 2010 at 8:01 — 2 Comments


I shall be away for a couple of weeks......

shall be adding pics and traveljournals in a couple of weeks

speak soon

Sarah x

Added by SARAH CORBETT on April 23, 2010 at 11:25 — 1 Comment

that special bead!!

If you have a special bead, remember that these things endure, and we are just a page in their history. In addition, that bead will probably find loving hands in the years beyond yours and the years beyond that too.

Added by SARAH CORBETT on April 12, 2010 at 17:41 — No Comments

A place to discuss our interests in Ethnic jewellery and Adornment

Hi all,

I found this great Network, and found it such an easy place to add content and share information I felt that a group to discuss and share our collections, thoughts, questions and enterprises would work very well.

So welcome and please enjoy filling our pages with the splendours and beauties of the world of adornment.

Added by SARAH CORBETT on March 28, 2010 at 9:12 — No Comments

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