Our Publications

Beads is our annual peer-reviewed journal which publishes scholarly articles that deal with all aspects of bead and beadwork research around the world. Also included are reviews of relevant books and DVDs. The journal is published at the end of the membership year. Articles intended for it should be sent to the Journal Editor.

The Bead Forum, our digital biannual newsletter, contains current research news, listings of recent publications, conference and symposia announcements, and brief articles on various aspects of bead research. The deadline for submissions for the spring issue is March 1 and September 1 for the autumn issue. Send items to the Newsletter Editor.

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All issues of Beads are available through our back issues section. CLICK HERE to view the contents of all the issues. Most are for sale and a select few are a complimentary download. The links for each issue resolve to an individual page that provides abstracts of the articles along with a button to purchase or download the issue if open access. Should you wish to pay with a money order or check, you may download a membership order form to fill out and return with your payment. This form may also be used to purchase back issues of Beads: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers via check or money order.