BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers was initiated in 1989 to encourage and publish scholarly research on beads and beadwork of all materials and periods from around the world. Researchers are invited to submit scholarly articles on practically any topic that involves beads, especially from an archaeological or ethnographic context. [More]

Full text is available for volumes one (1989) through six (1994). Titles and abstracts are available for all volumes (1989-present).

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Current Volume: Volume 27 (2015)

Full Issue

Front Matter



Ceramics and Glass Beads as Symbolic Mixed Media in Colonial Native North America
Gregory A. Waselkov, David W. Morgan, and Billie Coleman


A 17th-Century Glass Bead Factory at Hammersmith Embankment, London, England
Karlis Karklins, Laure Dussubieux, and Ron G.V. Hancock


End Matter

Officers for 2015

Stefany Tomalin
Alice Scherer
Karlis Karklins


Editorial Advisory

Laurie Burgess, chair
Christopher DeCorse
Marvin T. Smith


Karlis Karklins, chair
Margret Carey
Alice Scherer