Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the geek in me

I'm super excited! I just received my very own set of the Picard books on beads.  John and Ruth Picard run the Picard Trade Bead Museum and African Gallery.  For bead enthusiasts their set of books is an invaluable pictorial documentation of the world of trade beads. If not for these books, how else can we see so many examples of fancy Venetians,feather beads, white hearts and Rosetta beads to name just a few of those who've made their way in the pages of their books.  Its pretty amazing to see them in full color.  Now maybe I can visit their museum next.

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