Here are some of my goodies.
Hebron beads. Made from the 12th Century to around the 1880s in Hebron, near Jerusalem, using salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali.
Nickel Silver and Brass Beads
Tiny brass heishi from Nepal and charms
More brass. Very phallic.
Vintage Czech glass beads.
Bezel set quartz from Nepal. These are so cool. Old and scuffed up. They are gorgeous.
Glass beads from Cambodia
Old silver pendant from India, circa 1890-1920’s, depicting the Brahmanical triad of Hindu gods: Lord Brahma the first, with Vishnu being the second and Shiva, the third. Circa 1890-1920
Rajasthani hero/horseman that was deified and is considered a village protectorate. Circa 1900.
A horse buckle from India
The next three pics are the from the same strand. Chin/Burmese bronze bells, beads, and heishi circa 1950's
Ruth has a amazing amount of items on her website so if you want to pick up some things for yourself and don't live close enough to go to her store...you can buy on-line. If you do live close enough...go there. It's such a great store. Great clothes, accessories, and obviously fabulous beads. This is one of those places that I'd like to be locked inside overnight. Then I could spend hours checking everything out.