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Beads and Beading in Europe

 

To accurately categorize the objects has proven to be somewhat tricky. As it is, so many "artifacts" are indeed hybrids: they may have been manufactured with materials from one place, then shipped into another region altogether, to be marketed and sold there.

Our promise to you is, that we try to place the items as best as we can. While we are doing more intensive research, you may notice that some objects will be moved into a different category. But then, that's exactly the beauty of beads: connecting societies over distance and time. Enjoy!

Please stay posted.

Until the brick-and-mortar museum is ready, you can see many of the artifacts in this virtual museum. Thousands have yet to be photographed and catalogued, and they will be added as time allows.

 

                 
       
                 
Pearls By The Sea   Clutch Purse   Vintage Beads   Austrian Crystal   Antique Crystal
                 
                 
           
                 
Vintage Child's I   Vintage Child's II   Vintage Child's III        
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 

Europe has played a big role in the history of beads, particularly in the past four centuries. As Seafarers and explorers traveled to far away lands, they brought back inspiration for the European courts to produce and wear pearls and beads.

Quickly, the general population was enamored with this new form of finery, and they produced beads that were more affordable than pearls. The Venetian glass artisans stand out, as do the Czech glass bead factories.

Austrian Crystal, Bohemian Garnet, Baltic Amber and in the 20th Century Neu Gablonz with its "Wachsperlen" must be included in the list of very important influencers. And if it weren't for Victorian England, the beautiful jewelry made from Jet would probably still remain untrodden territory.

Overview

Your “Domain” (Territory)

Your Income Sources

Build Your Embassy

Your Income Structure $$$

How to Get Started - The Easy Way

Where to Find Your Target Clientele

Your Press Release

Contact Worksheet

First Contact Letter

Earnings Chart for Schools

Follow-Up Plan

Individual School Press Release

Trouble Shooting

Your Weekly Productivity Report

“After Care”

Get Creative!

More Opportunities

Consul Info

Attache Info

Keep Your Ducks in a Row…

Great Resources

FAQ - Quick Help

Legal Stuff

 

Appendix 1 - School Info Kit

 

Appendix 2 - Your Merchandise Catalog

 

Appendix 3 - Consul Kit

 

Appendix 4 - Attache Kit

Overview

Your “Domain” (Territory)

Your Income Sources

Build Your Embassy

Your Income Structure $$$

How to Get Started - The Easy Way

Where to Find Your Target Clientele

Your Press Release

Contact Worksheet

First Contact Letter

Earnings Chart for Schools

Follow-Up Plan

Individual School Press Release

Trouble Shooting

Your Weekly Productivity Report

“After Care”

Get Creative!

More Opportunities

Consul Info

Attache Info

Keep Your Ducks in a Row…

Great Resources

FAQ - Quick Help

Legal Stuff

 

Appendix 1 - School Info Kit

 

Appendix 2 - Your Merchandise Catalog

 

Appendix 3 - Consul Kit

 

Appendix 4 - Attache Kit

 

 

 

 

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