Ask the Bead Man

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Larry Silverman | 9 comments

There has been an increase in questions sent to our email asking some really interesting questions regarding the wonderful world of Beads. In response to this, we'd like to open up a dialog with the beading community so we may all learn and share together in this intriguing conversation.

We invite you to post any question or comment about beads, jewelry making or our bead shop. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Posted in African amber beads, amber, baltic, cheddar stacks, copal


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9 Responses

Todd
Todd

February 21, 2016

Could you please make your catalog pictures so that they are zoom friendly? When buying strands, I want to look at all of the beads at close range and these photos make it impossible.

Thanks

FS
FS

September 26, 2015

Hello-

Who makes your fulani earrings-is the labor/material authentically from Africa?

Thank you!

Debra Sawers
Debra Sawers

September 26, 2015

I orderdd brass leaf-shield pendents in JAN and can’t seem to find them on here again and need more.
Do you still have any??

Stephanie
Stephanie

July 20, 2015

Hello,

Do you have classes that teach how to bead on garments/fabrics?

Lynnette
Lynnette

June 15, 2015

I am looking for the gye nyame symbol made of bone as a pendant. I purchsed a choker with that exact pendant years ago and it broke. I would love to be able to make more of the same necklace but I need the pendant. Can you help me?

Pat Hanrahan
Pat Hanrahan

May 28, 2015

Hello Larry,
Did you received my email about speaking at the library? I responded to your wife’s post on the PEN listserv.
Pat Hanrahan

tanis fletcher
tanis fletcher

May 21, 2015

I have 25 large rough cut amber looking in color like the photo shown on your website. They are not rounded but rough cut and clear. They range from 1 3/8" to 1" in width. They came from my mother. I believe she has had them since the 20s or 30s. Any feedback would be much appreciated. thanx, tanis fletcher

krista
krista

May 03, 2015

On Vedanta silver barrel double-swan beads-
Are they $35 for each bead?
What are the size?

Thanks

deb
deb

April 24, 2015

I am looking for a type of beads called chamellions.
I saw a necklace made of these last year at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival. I wanted to purchase it this year but I was unable to find the vendor. They were a smokey color and changed color when held up against different colors.
Do you have these.beads or do you know where I might be able to find them?

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