Posts Tagged ‘stone beads’

Following in her Daughter’s Footsteps

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Meet Adrianna from our Tuesday Beading Circle. For years, whenever her daughter came to visit her from Idaho, Adrianna brought her to Harlequin for beads and supplies. About a year and a half ago, her daughter finally convinced her to try beading herself. (more…)

World’s Largest Beads

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The world’s largest beads are actually coins. On the Micronesian island of Yap, money is made of stone. The stone is carefully carved into a disc and pierced through the middle. These coins can be enormous; in fact, one of the largest is over 10 feet in diameter. These coin beads are not meant to be worn, of course, but they are traded, bought and sold – which gives them an intrinsic value just like any other beads.

by Beverly