LINKS: WEBSITES ON BEADS, JEWELRY, & AFRICAN CULTURE
THE BEAD MUSEUM - www.beadmuseumaz.org
The Bead Museum in Glendale, Arizona holds possibly the largest representative collection of beads from world cultures.
BEAD COLLECTOR NETWORK - www.beadcollector.net
The most active discussion forum on the Internet for collectible beads.
AFRICAN BEADS - www.africanbeads.org
A highly informative blog containing knowledge, history, and various articles on beads from Africa.
ANCIENT BEADS - www.ancientbead.com
Access to the history and knowledge on genuine old beads.
AFRICAN BEADS & MEMORY - www.africanbeadsandmemory.com
African trade beads.
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN BEADCRAFT - www.marques.co.za/clients/zulu/
A brief historical overview of traditional African beadwork in Africa, South of the Sahara.
BEAD PARADISE - www.beadparadise.com
Bead store concentrating on rare, antique african trade beads, ancient beads, ethnic things, and vintage glass beads.
ANCIENT BEADS & ARTIFACTS - www.ancientbeadsandartifacts.com
Ancient beads, artifacts, & hand-crafted jewelry.
GLOBAL BEADS INC. - www.globalbeads.com
The largest bead store west of the Mississippi, with an extensive array of collectable beads. Including dzi beads, Venetian trade beads, Pyu period beads, agates, Silver and Gold beads, plus more.
ESSENTIALLY SILVER - www.essentiallysilver.com
Unique sterling silver jewelry from Mexico and Bali.
DEBRA HERTZ - www.dphjewelry.com
Do you desire jewelry designed for uniqueness? Dare to be different jewelry designs.
THE GLORY OF AFRICAN BEADWORK - www.worldandi.com
An article from worldandi.com, explaining that African beadwork not only serves as decorative jewelry but as a complex introduction into the colorful web of traditional life.
ORNAMENT MAGAZINE - www.ornamentmagazine.com
Ornament is the oldest international magazine covering all aspects of jewelry and beads, wearable art and costume jewelry.
TRADE BEADS OF AFRICA - www.tradebeadsofafrica.com
Trade Beads of Africa is dedicated to furthering the understanding and appreciation of authentic African trade beads.
AFRICA DIRECT - www.africadirect.com
Authentic African tribal art and crafts from tribal cultures of Africa including African arts, African beads, African tribal masks, and African beadwork.
BALI SILVER BEADS & JEWELRY SHOP - www.bali-silver-beads.com
Wholesale bali beads and findings direct from Bali.
BEADED SPLENDOR - www.smithsonianeducation.org
An article from Smithsonian Education - History, trade, and beadworking techniques. SInce ancient times, African peoples have cherished beads and appreciated their beauty.
EDZAKWANTU GALLERY - www.ezakwantu.com
Gallery of trade beads, African slave beads, and Currency beads.
ANCIENT BEADS WORLD - www.ancientbeadsworld.com
Beads shown on this website were made over a period of time from 7th century B.C. to the 14th century A.D.
TIME STREAMS - www.timestreams.com
Provides information and sells trade beads, ancient beads, ethnic, tribal, and vintage jewelry.
SUNSHINE ORIGINALS: ARTISTRY IN BEADS - www.sunshineoriginals.com
Featuring handcrafted beadwork including small scale artworks, jewelry, accessories, and gifts.
EMBELLISHMENTS BEADS & FINDINGS - www.embellishmentsinc.com
Complete online catalog with pictures and prices for over 8000 items. Beads from all over the world, unusual findings.
RITA OKRENT - www.ritaokrent.com
A stunning array of beads, necklaces, and pendants from ancient to modern for collectors and designers.
AUGUSTO PANINI - www.glass-beads.it
Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads.