I have a thing for history and historical figures. So lately, as I have been perusing the the internet for beading supplies--yes I am always looking for new suppliers so if you're one--comment me and we'll converse.
But I keep running across history of beading articles--its quite facinating, I just wish we had some history of how the color enhancement of gems began. Maybe I will look that up.
But here is an interesting article I found--its a quick and easy read.
A Brief History Of Beading: Ezine Article.