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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beading tips competition - silk choker give-away for the best tip for solving the mystery of the enormous ivory beads

Well, I'm back home from Thailand but my desire to solve the mystery of the enormous ivory beads remains (Bead adventures in Thailand post number 4 ). I've got some ideas about where to next (Bead adventures in Thailand post number 6) but would like some more ideas about my next steps - what would you suggest?

I'll reward the most creative suggestion with a give-away of a lovely blue silk choker with silver findings I bought in Thailand. Winner announced Monday 24th August - 10.00 am Australian Eastern Time.


Rose Works Jewelry said...

I don't have any ideas :( But I am really curious!

The Beading Gem said...

Thanks for the tip off about your blog contest. I really enjoyed your Thailand series. I visited Bangkok many years ago before I got into gemstones and jewelry.

Well, my guess for the large ivory beads is they were made to be prayer beads for monks. I can't see warriors wearing such heavy pieces - they would have gone with gold and gems for these signify wealth and power more than ivory.

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