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Center for the Study of Beadwork

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Status of this Site
Although recently updated (02/10/05), this web site is still in the early stages of development. The initial activity of this site will be to sell books and magazines, the profits from which will be used to support this site.

Ornament Magazines
For those interested in more Ornament Magazines than I show here, I've created a page detailing issues that I don't carry, but which Ornament does, including prices, shipping charges and contact information. There is an email link at the bottom of the Ornament Magazine page on this site to Ornament magazine.

Membership in the Center for the Study of Beadwork
It is no longer possible to become a member of the CSB. Back issues of notes from a Beadworker's Journal, however, are still available for purchase. Unfortunately, although I have a link below for it, I still need to write the copy for that link. Check back in a few weeks to see if I've gotten the copy written.

Additional Resources
Other resources will continue to be added, including services to the field.

The CSB library is available for research, by appointment.

In Memoriam Peter Francis Jr.
August 6, 1945 to December 8th, 2002

Alice Scherer of the Center for the Study of Beadwork is working together with
other members of the bead community to raise funds to preserve Peter Francis Jr's
collection and archive, the Center for Bead Research. The following three links
will take you to pages on this site that deal with that effort.

The Effort to Preserve Peter's Collection

In Memoriam: Information About Peter's Life and Death

The Fundraising Effort and Its Progress


Ornament Magazine (Back Issues)

Other Magazines with Beadwork Articles

Slide Kits, Post Cards and Bead Cabinet Plans

Beadwork Books

Back issues of "notes" (this link not yet operational)

Ordering & Shipping Information


Center for the Study of Beadwork • PO Box 13719 • Portland, OR 97213
Phone: 503-655-3078 • Email: csb@europa.com
Director: Alice Scherer

Important note: Emails with nothing in the subject line are automatically dropped into the Deleted Items folder.
Please note in the subject line what you are contacting the CSB about.

This site last updated 02/10/05
Special thanks to the CSB's web advisor David Weisel