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lithicbeads

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Ancient beadmaking link
« on: March 24, 2016, 07:56:58 PM »

Some of you folks have seen this before.  This site has alot of interesting things.



http://www.ancientbead.com/Ancient_bead_production.html


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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 08:19:47 PM »

Thanks for reminding me about this site.  It has been a long time since I've visited there.  A great resource.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 05:47:56 AM »

The home page is full of interesting beads from many cultures. I like browsing through the beads and looking at rough from far away. I recently learned that the agate from which the most expensive beads ever made is fashioned from actually has tiny dots of cinnabar distributed throughout the agate. The beads are phum dzi and sell , if very old and somewhat easily authenticated , for between $5,000 and $250,000 in many Asian cultures.
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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 07:30:07 AM »

That's a very interesting page! The aesthetics of stonework have changed, but not by much; they knew how to pick gorgeous material and shape it very well. I dream of finding a bead out here someday, but it'd probably be illegal to pick it up even if there are any that aren't trade goods for central Oregon.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 08:14:04 AM »

On private property it is yours unless it it part of a documented and protected hoard.
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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 11:31:27 AM »

Sweet website for the bead-aholic Lol :-P

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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 07:56:03 PM »

Thanks For Posting This Link This is what i can see myself doing.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ancient beadmaking link
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 04:15:19 PM »

thanks for posting this site.  it's been about a year since i first saw it.  i did a google search then on bead treatments and some of the sites i linked onto said that in order to get the chevron effect on the bead or any white markings, it was painted on using soda (mixed with urine i think) and then heat treated.  the more applications applied the stronger in color it becomes. mary..
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