Owen & Janet Walker Trade Bead Lecture

Janet & Owen Walker

Janet & Owen Walker

Opening Celebration & Show

First Thursday, April 7th,
6 – 8 pm

Strands of dentalium shell, strings of glass beads and pendants of fossil ivory artifacts embellish the glittering jewelry made by Janet and Owen Walker. Known for their exquisite metalsmith work, the Walkers turn to the antique trade beads of the Northwest, utilizing their bold colors and unique shapes to create exquisite adornment.

Trade Beads With Walrus Ivory

Trade Beads With Walrus Ivory

Owen & Janet Walker: Lecture

Beads of the American Fur Trade
April 10th, 2011, Sunday 2pm

Artists and trade bead collectors, Owen and Janet Walker, will discuss the history of trade beads; their identity, origin, manufacture, use, and how they got to the Pacific Northwest.

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  1. Janet Walker says:

    Here’s a chance for anyone who has what they think are trade beads to bring them to the Stonington and we’ll take a look and possibly give you some names of the beads that you have. It will be fun! Kinda’ like the antique road show!!!

  2. Janet Walker says:

    Here’s a chance for anyone who has what they think are trade beads to bring them to the Stonington and we’ll take a look and possibly give you some names of the beads that you have. It will be fun! Kinda’ like the antique road show!!!

  3. Jenny says:

    Awww! I wish I could be there. So close! Have a great time! Also, that is a fantastic picture of you two. 🙂

  4. Janet Walker says:

    We had a wonderful time! So good to gather with other trade bead aficionados!

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