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Re: And the bead goes on...

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taylorh (taylorh)
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 07:48:03 -0700 (MST)

Often strung along with the beads themselves are what bead stringers call
(I think) "findings" - sometimes honest "objet trouve" as often as not
manufactured to be strung. In any case, at the fairs, the more interesting
bead people are generally those with the most unique findings and/or
unique use of findings. You could even pult a multiculti thread in
exploring the realm of findings.

If you go to your jewlery chest and check out the more exotic pieces
you'll probably see immediately what I'm talking about. Findings can be
machine parts (watches are a common source) milagros, rings, fetishes,
feathers, charms, coins, buttons, bottle caps, containers, bits of wire,
shards... the list goes on and on. Heck you could string old piano keys!

In an aesthetic sense these artifactual bits and pieces can lend "meaning"
or interpretive value to a string of beads as well as pull in a bit of
both history and culture.

Just another something to think about

(hg taylor)
Distinguish difference..............(information)
Establish criterion for evaluation....(aesthetic)
Converge upon a general rule............(science)
Diverge into a personal elaboration.........(art)
Consider known alternatives.............(history)
Compare elaboration with criterion....(criticism)