Monday, June 4, 2012

Trade Beads Are Ready

Throughout world history, trade beads have been a part of many cultures from the African trade beads, also known as slave beads, to the Native Americans in the United States.  Wasn't the island of Manhattan bought for beads? 

Since I'm headed off to the Bead and Button show soon, I decided that it was time to get ready, this time, and have beads to trade for a change. 

I can't tell you how many times I've been given beads, and I've had none with which to reciprocate.

This year, it will be different.  I have trade beads!!! Yes!  Now, I just have to remember to pack them!!!  Cross your fingers and toes.  I have them right next to my suitcase.  I hope I don't forget and leave them home!!!



angelinabeadalina said...

Lucky B&B peeps! Those are cute trade beads, Mrs. M! Hope you have loads of fun!

Beadwright said...

Very pretty. Anyone would love to have these.
Have fun at the show.

TesoriTrovati said...

Yay for Bead & Button! I look forward to this week all year long. I got a sneak peek of it all yesterday at my enamel class. Boy was that fun! I can't wait to see everyone this weekend. Have a safe trip! Enjoy the day. Erin

Kokopelli said...

Lovely little beads! What a bunch of colors!

Maggie said...

How excited you must be! Have a wonderful time and have fun exchanging beads. It will be nice to have something to surprise people with this year.