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Now available: Beads from Jablonec

After many trips to Jablonec Nad Nisou over the last few years, I have finally finished my book 'Beads from Jablonec'. It describes the history of beadmaking in the Czech town Jablonec Nad Nisou from the start, centuries ago, to present day. I call it 'a history in beads', as the history of the town and it's inhabitants is so closely linked to the industry of beads, glass and jewelry in the region. Important historical moments, such as the end of WWII or the fall of the communist regime are mirrored by changes in the bead industry.

The book is available for a free download in PDF here: Beads from Jablonec.
For an ebook file (.epub) click
Beads from Jablonec.
Please note: they are very large files. Download may take a while. Please feel free to share this book, so many people can learn of the history of beadmaking in Jablonec.
The book is also available in print from the online publisher Blurb. You can find a link to my book here.


Beads from Tucson and Beads from Briare: download here

In 2011 I wrote the book 'Beads from Briare', about the Bapterosses Prosser bead and button factory in Briare, France. In 2012 I wrote the book 'Beads from Tucson', which tells the story of the annual Bead, Jewelry and Gem shows in Tucson, Arizona.

Both books are available here for a free download.
Beads from Briare is available for a download in PDF here: Beads from Briare.

For an ebook file (.epub) click
Beads from Briare.

Beads from Tucson is available for a download in PDF here:
Beads from Tucson.

For an ebook file (.epub) click
Beads from Tucson.
Please note: they are very large files. Download may take a while.

These books are also available in print from the online publisher Blurb. You can find a link to my books here.