Welcome

When I started this over 15 years ago, and I was told beadwork “wasn’t period” in the medieval time period. Well, as you will see from the sources I’ve proven that it is since and I don’t hear that argument to much anymore. I wanted to make sure others didn’t either. That’s why I created this site – which I’m currently working on remodeling.

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You can find the old site here in the mean time…. http://old.medievalbeads.com

My old pictures from the site, as well as my personal pictures from museums, are also currently organized on my flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/collections/72157594588174008/

I also have newer finds and newer found better pictures on my pinterest that will  be added here: http://www.pinterest.com/jensegrest/medieval-beads/

If you see anything here that can help you in your studies, your documentation or your teaching, please take it,but please provide links and credits back to this site so then others can examine this field more in depth (and see them in full-color where possible).

See something I am missing information on? Something I don’t have at all? Email me