This image is courtesy of 'pretty things' by Lori McDaniel Anderson
This is work in progress as I have to think how to write what I feel about this unnerving concept of raiding my collection of precious beads too jealously guarded. The history of beads dates back to Atlantis and beyond the stars. Yes the concept of beading is very very ancient and intriguing if you consider how many different realities are possible either as a story-telling medium or expressing status of self because of the value of a bead which were first used as currency. Adornment could also be as simple as using the skin to tattoo such as the example of this Scotish female warrior of the Picts or a funeral death mask of jade worn by Pacal the Great furthered embellished by a collar of jade.