We are often asked about this history of the supplies at Bumbershoot Supplies and as time permits, I’ve been sharing tidbits about specific vintage supplies in the History and Provenance section of this blog. For a long time, I have also wanted to share various text resources we find useful and inspiring so I am very happy to announce that Jim has created a new web page on the Bumbershoot Supplies website called “On OurBookshelf”.
On this web page you will find links to books about the history of beads, books about vintage costume jewelry and books of vintage beading inspiration. All of these books are in my personal library. As time permits, I will continue to increase the number of books on the shelf, and I also hope to expand the basic information to share how I use these books and why I like them.
For now, we are providing a link to each book on Amazon. We are not affiliated with Amazon and do not benefit from this link, we provide it as a convenience for you, so you can easily locate the publication date, ISBN, reviews, and other pertinent information you may find useful.
This is just a start. Our bookshelf is continually growing and evolving. I hope you will find this to be a helpful resource. Feel free to share any of your own recommendations, too!