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Welcome to the studio of Cindy Gimbrone and Studio Saturday! Today I'm in the studio working on a reproduction of an ancient bead. It leads me to think outside of myself and about the beadmakers throughout history who have created these small works of art.
Art Bead Scene is a collective of beadmakers of all media, clay, glass, polymer, etc. Like you, dear reader, I'm a bead lover of all types, modern, vintage, Czech, artist made, ancient. I have a small collection of ancient beads and have blogged about "what came before." In the beadmaking community, it's important to acknowledge and preserve the work of the beadmakers who came before us. As a collective community, we are in danger of losing the one museum dedicated to the bead - The Bead Museum. (Photo below courtesy of The Bead Museum website.)
The Bead Museum in located in Glendale, Arizona and since the closing of the Bead Museum in Washington, DC is the only existing museum dedicated to the bead.
As beadmakers, we need to save our history and honor those who came before.
How can you help?
The Bead Museum shares 20 ways to love the Bead Museum.
On the homepage is a PayPal button so you can donate to their fund.
If you don't have the extra cash to donate, you can think about putting up an auction or an etsy item for sale and all proceeds are donated to the Bead Museum.
What about you? Do you believe it's important to honor those who came before? Do you have other ideas on what we can do to support The Bead Museum?
Tell me your thoughts in a comment and you'll be entered to win my Red, Yellow and Green Spiral. I look forward to reading your ideas and thoughts!