Musings

  • Jatim Beads

    The name Jatim is an abbreviation of Java Timor ( East Java ) and was coined as a name for a particular type of beads found in grave-sites in Eas...
  • Indo-Pacific beads

    The term “Indo-Pacific” was coined by Peter Francis Jr., who defined them as small, drawn, monochrome, glass beads.  This is almost identical to ...
  • Buddha Beads. Natural crystal and glass hexagonal bicones.

    Buddha beads, the ancient hexagonal bi-cone bead.
  • Face beads

    Face beads have fascinated bead makers for millennia. We find face beads in many cultures from the Mediterranean to  the Far East. When Iook at exa...
  • Bead traditions in Uzbekistan.

    Uzbek tradition
  • Museum of Indonesian Art

    11 November 2018 On Saturday Veronica gave a talk to the Museum of Indonesian Art. One of her very special necklaces sold (pictured). The necklac...