The Bead Site Chat Archives
March, 1999

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Lissa: - ip-26-061.phx.primenet.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 14:26:44 (EST)
Mike: Nice to see you. No, I haven't tried the soft touch yet, but I am looking forward to it. I just did a half dozen fresh water pearl necklaces on the .014 (?) stuff from Fire Mountain (I don't have the catalog in front of me) and I wasn't pleased by the drape of the finished piece. Is it out in stores yet?

Nicole : - bess.triton.k12.wi.us - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 14:19:48 (EST)
n e 1 out there


Nicole : - bess.triton.k12.wi.us - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 14:18:54 (EST)
hi anyone want to chat


Josh Reed Aka Jaq'al: - 204.196.52.200 - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 13:03:36 (EST)
yeah sure lisa

Josh Reed Aka Jaq'al: - 204.196.52.200 - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 13:02:52 (EST)
There is a business called Phantom Ltd. It's all new age art there's jeans, sports wear, art, crafts, and other new age ideas for art. They're even putting out a comic book as well it's called THREE it's a new age comic with a backbone story so it will definetly be good reading as well as good art try looking on the web for their site it should be under Phantom Ltd. And if your in the Shreveport area look for Tom's Tripal Play, Books A Million, Legends, or Kings.

Jane: - ppp-206-170-7-137.rdcy01.pacbell.net - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 12:35:38 (EST)
blahh blahh blahh soft flex!

Jane: - ppp-206-170-7-137.rdcy01.pacbell.net - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 12:32:14 (EST)
Mike -- do you work for soft flex?

mike: - d75.vom.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 00:29:40 (EST)
there is a product called sure-shot and its great for the
illusion necklace. soft flex company also carries that product!

mike: - d75.vom.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 00:21:06 (EST)
If I can suggest a source for memory wire...call Soft Flex Company or
check out the web site www.softflextm.com

mike: - d75.vom.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 00:19:38 (EST)
does anyone have an opinion of the new soft touch
beading wire?

mike: - d75.vom.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 00:16:47 (EST)
good evening all!

mike: - d75.vom.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 00:09:39 (EST)
good evening all!

Lissa: - ip-26-130.phx.primenet.com - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 14:45:06 (EST)
Darla: I haven't tried it, but I remember a thread on rec.crafts.beads a bit back on how to make the necklaces. Perhaps you could look it up on dejanews.

Milo: - 203.4.79.11 - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 22:37:01 (EST)
Well folks the exhibition at the Metro gallery was very successful for our bead group. Managed to sell a few of my lampworked beads which has given me no end of confidence. Had a trip to New Zealand, could only find one bead shop but saw a couple of galleries where local lampworkers gave a good show of being able to get materials and supplies as their work was very interesting and in one case very impressive.

Now for the beadworker bit - can anyone tell me where I can get some Toho Magatama beads in the transluscent colours? I believe NanC Menaheim (sorry about the spelling) had a supply but I have been unable to locate her on the web.

Darla: - unknown-51-103.lmu.edu - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 20:43:13 (EST)
I'm trying to assemble an illusion necklace made with beads.
Can anyone recommend a workable fixative? Super glue is too thin
thin-goop is too thick. Many thanks.

Betsy: - clinic235063.det.hfh.edu - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 13:23:07 (EST)
Yep, just a little different - looks really different - trying to find out from the maker of a necklace that I received in a swap. Almost like a triple helix with a dutch spiral bit thrown in for confusion....

Lissa: - ip-167-015.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 12:05:22 (EST)
Betsy: that is one I don't know. It is different than the african helix and the spiral rope chain?

elhombre187: - bess-proxy1.esc17.tenet.edu - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 10:11:12 (EST)
wut'sup


Betsy: - clinic235063.det.hfh.edu - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 09:47:46 (EST)
Another beader - not in Kansas and not looking for cyber - sex. How about information in the diabolo spiral stitch?

d-bead: - fsict-tc15-20.feist.com - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 21:21:39 (EST)
Just a quick hello to all my fellow beaders out there! Seems like I'm the only one in Kansas. And I know better. C'mon guys, let yourselves be known.

Lissa: - ip-26-168.phx.primenet.com - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 20:01:14 (EST)
Talin, david, lizy--I think you have the wrong place. This is more of a bulletin board, and it is for discussion related to beading and bead research. Perhaps you could try somewhere else such as mIRC for the type of interaction you are looking for. Search on mIRC for the shareware necessary.

Lissa: - ip-26-168.phx.primenet.com - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 19:57:24 (EST)
Niama: the Rings & Things catalog carries necklace memory wire. They have a web site at http://www.Rings-Things.com, or you can email them at Staff@Rings-Things.com

Lizy_140: - ppp9.b8.du.execulink.com - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 19:29:23 (EST)
Does any hot, horny,sexy guy wanna chat?:(


Lizy_140: - ppp9.b8.du.execulink.com - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 19:28:24 (EST)
Does any one wanna chat?


satan: - dialin32.hamilton.globalserve.net - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 05:15:56 (EST)
your all going to burn!!


david: - dialin32.hamilton.globalserve.net - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 05:15:01 (EST)
you all suck hairy wet penis!!!!!!!1


talin: - gate.mhc.ab.ca - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 18:53:26 (EST)
niama, i know were to get the memory wir

talin: - gate.mhc.ab.ca - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 18:51:12 (EST)
I think i know were to get memory wir for neklaces

talin: - gate.mhc.ab.ca - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 18:48:17 (EST)
do german sheperds come from germanany

Niama : - user-38lcp12.dialup.mindspring.com - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 18:00:46 (EST)
Does any one know where to find memory wir for necklaces?



Laurie: - albooth.interlog.com - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 10:38:08 (EST)
Vlakh- try www.milieux.com/costume/source.html They have links to lots of historical stuff.

jada: - port-005-00004.greenapple.com - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 19:43:06 (EST)
does anyone know where to buy femo beads wholesale

Niama: - user-38lcjnn.dialup.mindspring.com - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 17:42:21 (EST)
Does anyone know where to find memory wire for necklaces????????????

moti: - 202.54.81.90 - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 16:45:40 (EST)
hi ! pet & john
How is your tour going on hope u are enjoying a lot.Missing both of u.

moti: - 202.54.81.90 - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 16:42:48 (EST)
hi ! pet & john
How is your tour going on hope u are enjoying a lot.Missing both of u.

Vlakh: - ts1-d25.ngw.auracom.com - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 09:33:55 (EST)
WOuld anybody have any sites or anythign else where I could find medieval Russian beadwork patterns?

Angie: - jury.lis.net.au - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 09:21:24 (EST)
Re Beadella- They make excellent silver chain . They have sent me samples and i am about to order from Australia.It is perfect for attaching beads to with silver wire as the "holes" are big enough for wire to pass thru. They have been very helpful.
Also, I am wondering if this area was called a message board instead of a chat line then we wouldn't get so many of those nasty comments from people wanting to chat. I guess tho that you can chat here if you organise a time, so you may not want to change the name.

super8849: - bess-proxy5.edutech.org - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 13:30:12 (EST)
suck it Ride or die

super8849: - bess-proxy5.edutech.org - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 13:29:47 (EST)
hey whats up everyone

super8849: - bess-proxy5.edutech.org - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 13:29:27 (EST)
me


Joe: - bess-proxy.scoca-k12.org - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 09:59:35 (EST)
Youre all a bunch of fucking dorks!

Joe: - bess-proxy.scoca-k12.org - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 09:58:31 (EST)
Is there any body out there?


John: - ppp-206-170-6-55.rdcy01.pacbell.net - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 22:50:00 (EST)
Online catalog feedback appreciated.
Hi
Iím a small time beads & finding retailer who is trying to get the word out about my online catalog. I am intimidated
from the size of some big companies and there high dollar marketing campaigns. I believe the items I have to sell are
of good quality and are a good value, but I do not think any could find me? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Please take a look at my web page and tell me what you think. The address is: http://www.beadella.com
If you have the time please email me and let me know what you think.
My email is beadella@pacbell.net
Again any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
John

Jessica: - ms01-301.ott.istar.ca - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 21:37:39 (EST)
hey guys! How's it going??

: - w0725.smsu.edu - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 16:19:21 (EST)
sure


jill: - webcache03s.cache.pol.co.uk - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 15:13:56 (EST)
any one like to talk

Lisa: - motnt02-234.postnet.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 14:19:35 (EST)
I am the owner of the fake pearls that Kathy mentioned. They are a soft silvery color with a slight berry-tint. The necklace was made by the "Indra Pearl Compagnie" at 75 Rue Turbigo in Paris. The necklace originally had 3 strands of beads; the clasp was silver in color, I think, with a emerald, octogon shaped stone in it. Two are broken and looking at the number of loose beads, I'd say some are missing. The only strand not broken has 103 beads on it. The tag shows an Egyptian-type face and the words "Ramo Pearls". On the back of the tag it says "guaranteed indestructible...will not peel break r discolor...finest made". Kathy's husband thinks that if the price was 350. Francs at the turn of the century that that was quite a lot. Does anyone know where I'd get more info on value or if I'd ruin their worth by trying to re-string the loose ones? My Dad thinks he most likely belonged to his Great-Aunt who was born in 1861 and died in 1947. Any ideas and help with this search would be appreciated. Thatns.

Lissa: - ip-26-030.phx.primenet.com - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 23:19:22 (EST)
vickstar: There were instructions for that in the Oct '98 issue of Bead & Button Magazine (issue # 27).


rani: - 1cust187.tnt1.smyrna.ga.da.uu.net - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 23:16:13 (EST)
hay


vickstar: - spider-th054.proxy.aol.com - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 14:48:19 (EST)
I am looking for instructions on how to do the russian diagonal peyote stitch. Does anyone have any ideas?

Julianne: - as2-7.ravenna.apk.net - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 08:41:52 (EST)
I am looking for a czech glass bead in the shape of a bell.
I need it for earrings. Does anyone know where I can find
these?

juggala: - proxy-358.public.rwc.webtv.net - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 21:20:44 (EST)
bye

juggala: - proxy-358.public.rwc.webtv.net - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 21:20:20 (EST)
hello

Angie: - executioner.lis.net.au - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 19:07:55 (EST)
Kathy, I have some old artificial pearls I would like to know more about too. They have a thin, clear glass outer shell, and are filled with wax. What are yours like?

Angie: - jury.lis.net.au - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 19:05:30 (EST)
Sorry, I read back further thru the messages and found the reference to the metro exhibition.

Angie: - executioner.lis.net.au - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 06:51:21 (EST)
Hi Beeker, I'm from Australia too and I had some pieces in the exhibition you mention at the old meat market (metro) Where did you read about the exhibition? Did you go?

Kathy: - motnt04-233.postnet.com - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 20:45:02 (EST)
That's Ramo, sorry.

Kathy: - motnt04-233.postnet.com - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 20:44:20 (EST)
Anybody ever heard of Perles Ram? They are artificial pearls from the turn of the century, we think. They have their original packaging, notice in French, and a price tag of 350F. We wondered if they might be of interest or if a collector might know where we could find out more about them.

Laurie: - albooth.interlog.com - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 12:29:04 (EST)
re:steel beeds, I've got some in an emerald green,pale pink and rust, perhaps the metal itself is not actually steel but could be aluminum or brass? I know anodized aluminum can be pretty colorful but these are not new beads.

GlitterBird: - spider-tl042.proxy.aol.com - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 11:01:59 (EST)
I am looking for exotic wood beads: sandalwood, teak, rosewood, and ebony. Prefer managed forest products. No Burmese teak. Thanks

Pete (webmaster): - 202.54.10.196 - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 05:44:55 (EST)
Everyone -- Hi. We are about to take off for a few weeks' trip to see some beads in northern India. All about it when we get back. I'll still be in touch.
Laurie (cut steel) yes, very labor intensive. But what colors?
Jeanette - Chinaberry (Azardarach melia if I remember correctly) has been used for beads for a long time. Gold beads in the shape are known from 2000+ in India. I can't tell you how they are commercisally processed. Maybe just gathered and soaked or boiled? The tree grows wild around here (Pune, India).
Next time
Peace

the bead wizard: - spider-wa051.proxy.aol.com - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 19:41:31 (EST)
www.beadsplus.com need a beading pal talk to the wizard

Helen: - spider-tp021.proxy.aol.com - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 14:20:52 (EST)
Lissa: I just bought a Flex-arm model to try

Lissa: - ip-26-037.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 12:27:17 (EST)
Helen--I do. Mine is Model TLB-13, at 13 watts. It was a gift, and works well.

Marsha: - user-37kbu21.dialup.mindspring.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 20:15:21 (EST)
Thank you lisa. Really appreciate it.

alat: - dialup1-x600-168.aspi.net - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 19:53:06 (EST)
Is anybody out there that wants to chat?

Helen: - spider-tm063.proxy.aol.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 13:18:22 (EST)
Does anyone use an Ott light? What wattage do I want?


leo: - news.integrityonline7.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 02:23:08 (EST)
hi out there.

leo: - news.integrityonline7.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 02:20:18 (EST)
hi wats your name

leo: - news.integrityonline7.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 02:17:25 (EST)
hi wats your name

leo: - news.integrityonline7.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 02:14:45 (EST)
hi wats your name.

leo: - news.integrityonline7.com - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 02:09:04 (EST)
hi out their love to talk to you.

Lissa: - ip-26-094.phx.primenet.com - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 00:49:34 (EST)
Marsha: I've ordered it from Rings & Things http://www.Rings-Things.com. Fire Mountain Gems also carries it in their current catalog, and I believe also have a web site. You should be able to find them if you search on the name, or their phone number is (800) 423-2319. I have been pleased with the service from both companies.

Marsha: - user-38lc9l1.dialup.mindspring.com - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 20:26:52 (EST)
Needsome memory wire

Marsha: - user-38lc9l1.dialup.mindspring.com - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 20:25:55 (EST)
I am in desperate need of some memory wire. Does anybody know where I might find a whole bunch of it? PLEASE help.

Jeanette: - dllsb108-36.splitrock.net - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 01:46:48 (EST)

need some information about china berry beads. History ,origin,methods.Have made lots of jewelery with them but would like to know more about the way beads (seeds) were processed.Can anybody help ??

jack: - 56kdialnf01.kdsi.net - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 00:37:22 (EST)
is anyone here

Vicky: - qncyb102-31.splitrock.net - Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 21:22:12 (EST)
Lissa: I'm making a bracelet. the book creative bead weaving that you suggested to me, came with a kit including beads and jewelery findings, there were glass beads , but it didn't say what kind they were and I wanted more colors .Are Delica's beads only available in cylinder shape?

Lissa: - ip-26-093.phx.primenet.com - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 14:34:28 (EST)
Vicky: What are you going to use them for? Mill Hill are good, but they are expensive. Can you check your phone book for any bead stores near you? I prefer to buy my seed beads in hanks, and buy either Japanese or Czech beads--they are more uniform than the packages of beads you tend to get in generic craft stores. For very uniform beads, Delica's are your best bet. They are a brand of cylindar seed bead from Japan. I just bought a batch from Caravan Beads on the 'net.

Vicky: - qncyb102-29.splitrock.net - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 14:08:52 (EST)
 I need glass seed beads , and I could only find Mill Hill glass seed beads ,they seem pretty uniform in size. Is this an ok brand? I'm new at this .

Laurie: - albooth.interlog.com - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 10:48:04 (EST)
re:steel cuts, I guess the hand cutting is why no one today makes them. Do you know how they got those amazing colors?

Lissa: - ip-26-093.phx.primenet.com - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 22:44:54 (EST)
Kelley: Try 'The History of Beads' by Lois Sherr Dubin and 'Tudor and Jacobean Jewellery' by Diana Scarisbrick. Pearls are probably your best bet. Can you describe the necklace? I have an interest in that time period.

Kelley: - p128.amax8.dialup.sat1.flash.net - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 20:41:34 (EST)
I am making a copy of an elizabethan necklace for a friend.
Can anyone point me towards documentation on exactly what
types of beads were available and used in approx. 1550
England?

Pete (webmaster): - 202.54.10.194 - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 04:24:00 (EST)
 Meg - About Bead Societies. Read the two pages on this subject under Bead People from the home page.
Linda - Welcome.
Laurie - The French, English (Birmingham) and Russians (Tule) all made cut stel beads. I know no company names. No one makes them now. They were cut by hand.
Gul - How do you know they are Phoenician? I am not in the country just now, so we'll have to discuss them in depth when I return mid-May.
Everyone -- John and I greet you from India.
~ Peace


gul : - sdn-ar-001mdelkrp163.dialsprint.net - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 22:01:18 (EST)
Pete- Sorry it took so long to answer. About the Phoenician beads. I have a strand of glass beads of various sizes and shapes. They are quite beautiful, maybe not all Phoenician made, but from the areas frequented by them. If you're interested, I can send you a picture. let me know your e-mail address.

Laurie: - albooth.interlog.com - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 15:03:47 (EST)
Does anyone know about french steel cut beads? What company made them, how were they made and does anyone today make them?

Lissa: - ip-26-093.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 11:20:37 (EST)
linda: Addict...that is about right. :) I'm in the middle of 3 or 4 projects right now, and have another 3 planned out already. What are you working on now?

linda: - 206.149.71.196 - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 03:09:04 (EST)
never been here or on any chat before, but beads are my life
and my work, so i'd love to talk to anyone else who's an
addict!

Lissa: - ip-26-093.phx.primenet.com - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 20:05:46 (EST)
Elly: I have taught a little...what did you want to know?


Meg: - e25205d.stny.lrun.com - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 14:45:09 (EST)
We are in the process of starting a Bead Society....any pitfalls that we should be aware of. There is so much enthusiasm at the moment, that maybe we aren't looking at the down side or eventual problems.

Elly: - usern433.uk.uudial.com - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 12:36:10 (EST)
Any Beadwork teachers about?


Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:18:53 (EST)
hi lovely wanna talk


funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:18:38 (EST)
hey lisa want to talk

Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:18:08 (EST)
hey funky wuz up

Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:17:45 (EST)
Hi lovely


Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:17:10 (EST)
is anyone here?????

funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:16:57 (EST)
hey jennifer want to talk

Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:16:02 (EST)
Hey Lisa

Groovy: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:15:24 (EST)
Whos the freak in here?


funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:15:12 (EST)
is anyone here

funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:14:40 (EST)
is anyone here

funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:13:03 (EST)
hi how is it going


funky: - odin.prn.bc.ca - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 12:08:54 (EST)
anybody want to chat

jennifer: - m001.bess.net - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 11:02:14 (EST)
hellow

lisa: - m001.bess.net - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 10:53:13 (EST)
fghfghfgh

lisa: - m001.bess.net - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 10:52:14 (EST)
hellow is any one there

lisa: - m001.bess.net - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 10:49:41 (EST)
hellow I have never been to this website but I would like to
talk to any one who has.

Lissa: - ip-26-159.phx.primenet.com - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 10:11:53 (EST)
beeker: I'm in the U.S., and I would guess the latest is chokers. For the teens, macrame chokers with one or just a few focal beads. For the adults, more delicate chain and stone/bead ones. I've also seen recently something called an 'illusion necklace', where pearls are strung a couple of inches apart on a clear monofiliment (looks like fishing line). You wear several strands at just below choker length, so it looks like the pearls are floating around your neck.

beeker: - exip-u-001-pool-153.tmns.net.au - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 04:00:52 (EST)
Just read about the exhibition at the 'old meat market' sounds excellent I'll be there. Thank 'bead chatters'.

beeker: - exip-u-001-pool-153.tmns.net.au - Friday, March 05, 1999 at 03:56:43 (EST)
I come from Australia and am wondering if anybody could tell me what the latest jewellery fad is in thier country. Australia is so far behind

Lissa: - ip-26-159.phx.primenet.com - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 21:58:22 (EST)
SHLONG: You'll find that this is more like a bulliten board--there is rarely someone here live, but if you post a question or comment and check back later someone might have responded. If you want live chat, it is better to schedule it ahead of time.

SHLONG: - dialin101.hamilton.globalserve.net - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 20:27:30 (EST)
How are you vicky? Do you want to talk?

SHLONG: - dialin101.hamilton.globalserve.net - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 20:26:15 (EST)
Can anyone help me out? I'm not sure how to talk to anyone.

SHLONG: - dialin101.hamilton.globalserve.net - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 20:24:59 (EST)
IF you want to talk give me a call.

SHLONG: - dialin101.hamilton.globalserve.net - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 20:23:28 (EST)
Anyone want to talk?

Lovely: - 209.152.4.80 - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 13:27:26 (EST)
Hello there! Is anyone still chatting or what?

Vicky: - qncyb104-47.splitrock.net - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 21:56:42 (EST)
Lissa I got the book Creative Bead weaving, it came as a kit with beads and everything included. I figured out the square stich ,time consuming but it is strong and looks good.thanks again.

Helen: - 205.188.197.161 - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 21:06:53 (EST)
Anyone there?


Beadsnick: - ppp-207-214-190-149.anhm01.pacbell.net - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 19:42:04 (EST)
I am interested in chatting with someone, anyone that creates african trade bead jewelry

DAZ: - webcache22b.cache.pol.co.uk - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 14:45:14 (EST)
hello is any one there

Pete: - mhsr1_8.ppppun.vsnl.net.in - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 04:44:55 (EST)
 Lissa -- Thanks back. I'll write Natacha when I get back in May and see about the book.
Milo - Can't you find an address for Toho? Can anyone help?
~ Peace

Milo: - 203.4.79.11 - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 16:25:47 (EST)
Hey Pete, you are in my area now, the mining company I work for has an interest in the Orissa Mine, we are doing all the feasibility studies from Australia (we have the experts) This site is massive but has all sorts of anthropological, social and environmental problems which makes it all the more interesting, perhaps it is those beads you mentioned. Will have to check that these guys bring me samples, only joking, it is hard enough for me to get them to bring back some of those mirror beaded cushion covers even when I offered to pay for them.

Now for serious stuff, can anyone tell me where is the best/cheapest place to get "Toho" Magatama 4mm beads. One of our group, exhibiting at the moment, has used these and tells me that they have an off centre hole and are excellent for embroidering.

Lissa: - ip-26-052.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 17:35:02 (EST)
Vicky: Try 'Creative Bead Weaving' by Carol Wilcox Wells. There are also directions in the back of 'The New Beadwork' by Kathlyn Moss and Alice Sherer. The stitch takes awhile, because there are at least 2 passes of the needle for each bead added, but it is the strongest stitch I know.

Vicky: - qncyb102-21.splitrock.net - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 14:38:32 (EST)
Lissa: Hi. You mentioned a square stich. Where would I find out how to do this? any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.

Helen: - spider-wj013.proxy.aol.com - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 14:02:06 (EST)
Lissa:Thanks again! Good luck on your book search- I saw that article, too. It was fascinating.

Lissa: - ip-26-110.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 10:10:56 (EST)
Helen: I don't know of a chat where there is always someone there, but there is a weekly scheduled chat at http://beadwork.miningco.com/ . If you don't have that one bookmarked, do it now--there is all *sorts* of good information to be found at that site.

Lissa: - ip-26-110.phx.primenet.com - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 10:08:09 (EST)
Pete: Thanks!
Now, I ran across a reference in the Winter '99 issue of Beadwork magazine, that says that glass beads on wire were made into floral arrangements for the church in Venice in the 1500's. I contacted the magazine (very helpful people!), and the reference for that is the book 'Les Perles' by Natacha Wolters, published by Syros in Paris, 1996. I can't seem to find that book here in the States. Help? Does anyone have that book? Or more information on the origins of the wire and bead flowers?

Pete: - 202.54.80.54 - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 02:14:58 (EST)
Lissa - You're doing great. Thanks.
Milo- Sounds like an interesting exhibit.
Barbie - Your question got lost. Can you restate it?
Everyone - Have been making contacts and planning our trip. We shall be looking at beads excavated from various North Indian capitals, those from newly discovered sites in Orissa and some other material along the way. We are interested in learning more about the northern Bay of Bengal Trade. From John and Me for now,
~ Peace


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