BEADS and beaded jewelry have been loved and collected from man's earliest known existence.
Beads are one of the most historically
fascinating adornments and ancient forms of money used for trade, barter, and wealth.
Beads are made
from every conceivable material; glass, precious and semi-precious stones, pearl, clay, wood, leather, shell, bone,
quills, precious metals and later, plastics.
come in every conceivable shape, size, design and color.
For Native Peoples all
over the globe, beads were and are, a display of wealth, as well as adornment. Adornment for the body, clothes, personal belongings
of every description.
If it could be
decorated, it was and is!
Most everyone is attracted to beads of one form or another. If
they could only talk!!