Bitter Sweet…


Hi all, So by now most of you know that we are on our way back to America. California, the land of sunshine, where our home is & most of our family & friends live…the last year in England has been awesome, we have visited so many great places, we have lived in Oxford known world over for its lovely spires and prestigious schools…one of my fave is the New College which was built in 1379 …This town is so gorgeous that during WWII Hitler told his military not to bomb it, he wanted to live here after the war…we have met some lovely people & made great friends here…going back home is always sweet, but leaving great new friends behind is the bitter part…what more can I say, our life is good indeed & we are grateful for all of it…

over the weekend we went to the British Museum & saw a couple of exhibits…I must say the one about Shah Abbas, one of the Kings of Persia who ruled about 400 years ago, was not as cool as I thought it was going to be. It seems that the new Government of Iran is trying re-write history again. They were responsible in a large part for making the exhibit happen, this was so apparent to myself & many other Expats as we noticed that the Persian part of Iran was kept out of the exhibit for the most part, all the writing & art that was displayed from the time of Shah Abbas was all in Arabic & Islam related…it was kind of deflating to see that the new Muslim Government of Iran is trying to kill off the Persian in the Persian History of Iran…After all Persia’s history precedes Islam by about 1500 years or more, don’t get me started…


The photo above is of the Egyptian part of the museum, its of core formed glass perfume bottles, coal eye liner bottles & fish made over 3200 years ago, I actually teach this technique of Core Forming in one of my advanced classes…as you can see contrary to what modern glass bead makers might tell us, raking designs have been around for many a millenia…

I have listed 2 new bead sets on etsy, click here to see them…

Kristen wins the bead for last week, send me your addy girl…The Pink Berry Splash bead above is this week’s giveaway bead, you can enter to win it by making a comment on this blog post…

I had such a great time with Laura these past few weeks…will miss her lots…

Thanks for stopping by & for all the love…see you on the other side…

Jelveh

Peace

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