AN ORIGINAL FOR AN ORIGINAL
 


MODERN DESIGNS & ANCIENT BEAD MAGIC
On this page there is a display of designs made by people who have purchased their beads from my personal and life long collection displayed at Ancientbead.com.

They have made their own private designs out of the worlds oldest art form, but in a nw post modern setting
reflecting their own meta conscious navigation in our hyper complex society.



Design by Shamballajewels.com
This magic crystal eye bead from Buddhist Bactria is a part of my private collection. My friend Mads Kornerup, owner of Shamballajewels, designed this bracelet for me.
 


 



THE (W)HOLE IN THE EYE & THE ZERO OF CONSCIOUSNESS


The Starcatcher

A powerful mala with 108 magick pentagon beads
Made by Mads Kornerup - Shamballajewels.com

I wear it all the time. I call it
THE STARCATCHER
 




Designs by the Danish Goldsmith Bodil Binner
 


 



UNDER THE SURFACE THE INSPIRATION IS ENDLESS
 

Broken Beauties by Bodil Binner

 
22 * 14 mm
For sale - Contact either www.Ancientbead.com  or www.Bodilbinner.dk

This Broken Beauty is created by the Danish Goldsmith Bodil Binner. The idea that gave birth to this marvelous piece of art arose in the crossfield of informations that now thanks to the internet has become available almost everywhere. It is an impossible synthesis of Freudian pshychoanalysis, Japanese Kintsugi and the Magic Bead Philosophy on Ancientbead.com.
 
In short this unique piece should be used as a post modern bead talisman for humans who have gone through a deep existential crisis and have come out stronger and more beautiful.
 

 

 

 
Design by Herve
 


 



AN AUTHENTIC TALISMAN
 



 
 


 
THE RECHARGEABLE AMULET
 

 


 
 



AN ANCIENT SIGNATURE
 




 
 

 

POST MODERN BEAD 'MAGICK'
 




Design by Pete
 
 



YOU ARE THE PLACEBO
 

 

Thoughts on Beads & Art by ARTHUR
Arthur is a young Chinese man from Hong Kong. He purchased this Indus Valley bead from me not long ago. Displayed below you see what he has made out of that tiny talisman. Arthur began to note down some of his thoughts concerning beads and style to me. I found them so interesting that I with his consent has chosen to publish them here. Arthur represents in my opinion something new: A new generation of independent and cool people having deep and individual thoughts about modern life in the far East.

He is the one who wants an original for an original.

Hence I have to 'baptize' him Arthur.
 
 



ARTHURS BRACELET
He HAS named it 'Aira'
 

 
Stream of Consciousness by ARTHUR

I think Chinese and Taiwanese wants things from Tibet only
Hence the incredible prices
Even Hollywood
And they want big pieces
They are obsessed with the number of eyes for example
And it's just speculation for them
Like the stock market
I don't think there is any appreciation for them as works of art or part of human history

So Sumerian and Indus beads are ignored by them, even pre Columbian or African beads
No Chinese buy the later
A bit discriminatory
 
Some pieces are really too big , gaudy

It's like the European saying
They could be rich
But not refine enough for Monte Carlo

Beads that are too big will look out of place on me
I prefer beads with color , correct size , well cut and form ,
what material ,where it's from , it's history ,no need to be Tibet
I am not bothered if no one find it interesting as long as I do
I sort of grade them like the four C in diamonds
I don't pay attention to people's opinion
I think smaller beads are harder to make
Especially the thin slender ones
Like the paper thin jade cups
They break easily

I jokingly tell some people the DZI is for farmers
That's why they are so big
The farmers are rough
Small and slender beads will be broken

I am making a few dozen bracelets
It will take me some time
Some beads go on my shirt like the eye beads
People stare

If it's too big it goes on my backpack
I have some backpack from ww2 , Korean War, Vietnam war
Heavy too , don't know why
Some bracelets only have one bead
Some beads speak volume
They are stand alone pieces
I am pretty careful with them
I try to make the bracelets contemporary
I mix it with tiny pieces of wood , silver , Ancient seals , etc
Could be exotic
Could be cheap
I got ancient cedar beads
To go with some
Others are set with seeds
I don't use metal wire
I don't like them to be chained
I just use elastic strings or linen or cotton

My head is spinning thinking about it and looking every where
I have to write them down
Or I will forget
I could not find anything in the shop that I like
I have to learn how to tie strings together too

A lot of the bracelet will be for one person though

I will have a friend who is good with photography take some photos

And another friend to model them

I send u photos
Since I started buying beads and silver bracelets
I only found one passenger who understand these things
He was wearing two bracelets from the designer M Cohen
He makes silver bracelets for men
I hardly come across anyone who wear anything that catches my eye
A Patek Phillipe does not impress
Everyone with money can get one
It's nice but
Not interesting at all
Pretty rare to see anyone with a superb bead on his hands
I have yet to come across such a person
Everyone in HK is wearing a Rolex
It's like their underwear

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

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