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OT: Press Release -- Learn about Beads!


From: Deborah Zinn (dzinn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 01 2003 - 17:53:31 PST

Hi from Deb of Colorado,

(Based on discussion of Liza Lou, hope this posting isn't too far off
track for artsednet! If so, please excuse & delete.)

Please read the Press Release below.

Promotional images and an MS Word version of the Press Release are
available for *download* at the links below.


March 1, 2003
Contact: Deborah Zinn,

Free Online Bead Bibliographies at

Learn About Beads!

We invite all websites and magazines with an interest in Beads to
feature articles about and to link to the Beads-L/HandThoughts Bead
Bibliographies at

Members of Beads-L, the Online Bead Knowledgebase Project and Discussion
Group, have compiled 80 pages of short annotated bibliographies and
publication lists of noted bead scholars as a public service. The
audience is bead collectors, beadworkers, curators, conservators,
antique jewelry dealers, students, design historians, and others
interested in the world of beads.

Beads-L includes many of the world's leading bead and beadwork
authorities, as well as other related subject-matter specialists. The
topics covered reflect both the current interests of the compilers as
well as topics of discussion on the Beads-L list.

Bibliography Topics
African Beadwork
Ancient Technologies
Beads in Asia
Beads of the Vikings
Beadwork Technique
Collectible Beads, an Introduction
Contemporary Beadwork as Art Form
Glass Beadmaking
Historical Glass Beadmaking
Islamic Jewelry
North American Glass Trade Beads
Ostrich Eggshell Beads
Plastic Beads of the Early 20th C
Prosser Beads
Stefany Tomalin's Favorites

Publication Lists of Bead Scholars
Jamey D. Allen
Peter Francis, Jr.
Karlis Karklins
Carole Morris, PhD
Lester Ross
Sciama & Eicher, Beads and Beadmakers, Table of Contents
Marvin T. Smith, PhD
Roderick Sprague, PhD
Stefany Tomalin's Bibliography from Beads! Make Your Own Unique

At , all Bead Bibliographies can be viewed
or downloaded and printed (as one 80-page document) using the Free Adobe
Acrobat Reader.

Call for Additional Bead-Related Bibliographies

Beads-L and HandThoughts are dedicated to broadening awareness and
appreciation of beads and beadwork through providing reliable
information about this fascinating field. We invite anyone with
expertise in any subject relevant to beads to join Beads-L and submit
short, annotated bibliographies designed to introduce adult learners to
key readings in their fields.

For more information:

Deborah Zinn and Stefany Tomalin are Beads-L co-moderators. All are
welcome to join. For information on Beads-L contact Deborah Zinn,
or Stefany Tomalin,
or use the link given on the website:

Jane Sidney Oliver is HandThoughts founder, senior editor, and
publisher. For further information contact her at, or
use the feedback form on the website at

Kind regards,
Deborah Zinn aka Deb of Colorado