Upcoming Meetings

Phil Fischman will be sharing
“A History of Beads” with us on April 8!

Phil Fischman, owner of the Encinitas bead store Beads, Crystals, and More, will share his deep knowledge of beads and bead history with us on April 8th. 

Phil began enjoying beads at age fifteen (back in 1969) with his first discovery of a Chevron bead that opened his eyes and mind to history, travel, and art in ways previously unknown.  He has been, of course, a beadaholic ever since! 

Phil worked in a bead store in Tucson in the 1970’s, and began working with jewelry at Zale’s Jewelers, before becoming a Gemologist and Appraiser in the 1980’s.  In the spring of 1998, he walked into a local bead store that was oriented towards children — with the purpose of spending a dime to buy one head pin

to complete a pair of earrings for his wife’s birthday.  He learned that the store was going out of business — and, in a unique twist of events, ended up buying it and turning it into a bead store catered towards San Diego’s growing group of beaders. 

In his presentation, Phil will be sharing his vast knowledge of beads with us, and will include information on the artifacts and Antique Trade Beads, which date back 6,000 years, that he has in his collection. 

 

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