Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

THE COVER OF MY NEW BOOK...coming out this week

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Comment by ingrid Langerak on October 5, 2016 at 20:15

Hi Stefany, yes its is me, "shebastreasures650 " that would be lovely to have it signed by you. Looking forward to receiving it.  Do not worry about the postage. I am aware of it as I am dealing myself with this outrages price specially when having to mail a parcel to America or Australia.  I feel also sorry. speical if the order is bad in comparison to the purchase.  Gr. Ingrid.

Comment by Stefany Tomalin on October 5, 2016 at 18:58

Dear Ingrid

That's great-

I guess you are "sheba's treasures" ? I received the paypal notification of payment.

I will sign it if you wish, and post it so it arrives hopefully next week.

I'm afraid its not a very big book and the price of the postage to EU is rather high! Anyway I hope you will let me know your truthful opinion. The publishers were not very intelligent with the good photos I sent them, some are printed rather too small to see any details.

best wishes anyway from Stefany

Comment by ingrid Langerak on October 5, 2016 at 13:41

Paid and ordered, looking forward to receiving this treasure. Thank you Stefany.

GR. Ingrid.

Comment by ingrid Langerak on October 5, 2016 at 13:27

Hi Stefany , I am also going to order this book, via Paypal and looking forward to see all the information you have gathered. Love to learn the background and rarity of the beads.

Gr. Ingrid langerak

Comment by Charlotte Dakin-Norris on October 4, 2016 at 12:56

Dear Stefany,

This looks like a book to add to my collection! Would a bank transfer within the UK might be ok for you (no Paypal fees)?


Comment by Stefany Tomalin on October 4, 2016 at 11:35

My newly published fourth book is now available !


Stefany Tomalin

Until recently, beads were under-researched. Even today in UK antique markets, necklaces and single beads still turn up in bargain boxes at cheap prices, whether glass, plastic, semiprecious stones –in fact anything that can have a threadable hole- or as ethnic jewellery, holiday souvenirs or lavish carnival costume accessories. Throughout history, beads have shown prestige and wealth in their roles as trade goods, heirlooms and dowry, markers of tribal loyalty, prayer aids, magic talismans, love tokens and signs of status in life. Beads reveal amazing skills and give us an idea of the things we value enough to copy in miniature. Beads continue to display astonishing ingenuity – they are made of almost every possible material.
Handmade or mass-produced glass, stone, ceramic, bone, shell, pearls, coral, amber, jet, cast or handwrought metals; found objects or items constructed of tiny beads; stitched or woven modern or traditional patterns: every piece leads to new discoveries.

This book helps you explore the origins of many of your treasures, whatever types of bead you collect, and covers a wide range of categories such as ‘eye beads’, Millefiori Trade Beads found in the 1960s, exotic tropical seeds and nuts necklaces, Art Deco chokers, real or reproduction Egyptian Mummy beads, Tibetan stone Zi beads with applied designs, rosaries or even antique beads found on traditional English lace bobbins!

ISBN 978-1-4456-5865-0

To order from me (cheque to S.Tomalin): within UK £14.99 +P&P =£17.99

Worldwide–(Paypal to “”): £14.99 +p&p total =£22.99
= approximately US $30.-

(I include a few extra pictures with any copies bought direct from me)
please email me to purchase -by mail order or paypal

Comment by Edith D on October 4, 2016 at 11:25
Congratulations, Stefany! It is a lobour of love to write and publish a book...I hope to have the opportunity to read it in the near future.
Comment by Chantal on September 16, 2016 at 13:36

Nice cover. Good luck.



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