Just a quick update – my bead mystery has been solved.  I emailed Andrew (duh!) and got an answer straight away.  I’m thinking he’s a bit of a walking bead encyclopedia, not to mention collector and maker extraordinaire.  The artist’s line is called Basha.  She lives in Oregon and is a noted recluse.  The beads are in the realm of hen’s teeth, so I may move on to plan B.  Depends on how married I stay to my original idea.  This is a picture from a business that makes rosaries using her beads.   Gotta admit – they are lovely.

basha beads

So a big thank you to Andrew for allowing me to move on and stop obsessing!

ciao for now dear ones!

blessings – kvk