"Beads were probably the first durable ornaments humans possessed, and the intimate relationship they had to their owners is reflected in the fact that they are among the most common items unearthed from ancient graves. ......certain beads are often worn from birth until death,and then are buried with their owner for the afterlife. Abrasion due to daily wear alters the surface features of beads, and if they are buried for long the effects of corrosion can further change their appearance. Thus, beauty is imparted to the bead both by use and the effects of time." Robert Liu from The History of Beads by Lois Sherr Dubin
The Ancient Treasures Collection, with each glass bead made by me, Lyn Foley, is a homage to ancient beads. With beauty in their imperfection, and the feel of history contained in their surfaces, I aged the collection beads with my torch and skill to give you new jewelry that looks ancient. Treasures to cherish and wear for a lifetime.