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BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers

BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers was initiated in 1989 to publish vetted scholarly articles on beads and beadwork of all materials, cultures, and periods. While printed journals still play an important role in research, the tendency now is to go digital. Thus we made our journal open access starting with Volume 27 (2015). Access to the articles and other content in the current issue (Volume 33) are linked below. For those who prefer a permanent paper copy of the journal, it may be purchased from the SBR soon after publication at the end of each year, but the print run is very limited. In fact, Volume 33 is already out of print.

PDFs of the articles in Volumes 1-22 (1989-2010), 24-25 (2012-2013), and 27-28 (2015-2016) are available on the SURFACE (Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment) website which is a full-text, multi-media online database. All journal issues except out-of-print Volumes 3-5, 24, 27-28 and 33 are available for purchase from us in a hard copy format. The sale of those helps fund future issues and our websites, so we encourage you to consider adding them to your physical library to aid us in our work. To see what each issue covers and to order hard copies, click on the Our Publications link at the top of this page.

If you find the articles interesting, consider joining the Society of Bead Researchers. For a modest membership fee ($25 North America/$35 elsewhere), you will receive the annual journal as well as the biannual newsletter, The Bead Forum. To keep the Society and its publications vital, we not only need your financial support, but also material in the form of articles, news items, conference announcements, and recent publication notifications. Visit the main SBR site for further details and to see what other resources we offer.

Volume 33 (2021)

Volume 33 Beads: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers     Insight into the 17th-Century Bead Industry of Middelburg, the Netherlands, by
      Hans van der Storm and Karlis Karklins;
From Qualitative to Quantitative: Tracking Global Routes and Markets of
      Venetian Glass Beads during the 18th Century
, by Pierre Niccolö Sofia,
      translated by Brad Loewen;
A Beaded Hair Comb of the Early Ming Dynasty, by Valerie Hector;
Beadmaking during the 17th and 18th Centuries in Eu County, Normandy by
      Guillaume Klaës, translated by Brad Loewen;
Glass Beadmaking and Enamel Lampwork in Paris, 1547-1610, by Élise
      Vanriest, translated by Brad Loewen;
A Chemical Comparison of Black Glass Seed Beads from North America
      and Europe
, by Danielle Dadiego;
The Chemistry of Nueva Cadiz and Associated Beads: Technology and
, by Brad Loewen and Laure Dussubieux;
Nueva Cadiz Beads in the Americas: A Preliminary Compositional
, by Heather Walder, Alicia Hawkins, Brad Loewen, Laure
      Dussubieux, and Joseph A. Petrus;
The Trade Beads of Fort Rivière Tremblante, a North West Company Post
      on the Upper Assiniboine, Saskatchewan
, by Karlis Karklins.
Cover, Front and Back Matter, and Book Review:
      The Art of Recycled Glass Beads, Philippe J. Kradolfer and Nomoda E.

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