Necklace

Use two strands of thread about 3' long. Thread a needle to each length of thread. Pass both needles up through the bead at the top edge where you want the necklace to start. Leave thread ends about 6" long to later separate and weave back into the work. String onto both needles "eight purple beads, 'one gold, one topaz, one Kelly green, one lime green, one Kelly green, one topaz, one gold. Now string forty purple beads on one needle and forty blue beads on the other needle.' Repeat between single asterisks two more times. Then siring onto both needles one gold, one topaz, one Kelly green, one lime green, one Kelly green, one topaz, one gold, eight purple beads.** String 160 gold beads to both needles for the back of ihe necklace. Repeat between double asterisks for the other side of the necklace. Pass both needles through bead at top of bag on other side. Weave in the four thread ends separately.

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Antique Collecting

Antique Collecting

ABOUT fifty years ago, when the subject of English furniture first began to be studied and to be written about, it was divided conveniently into four distinct types. One writer called his books on the subject The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood. It is not really quite as simple as that, for each of the so-called Ages overlaps the others and it is quite impossible to lagt down strict dates as to when any one timber was introduced or when it finally, if ever, went out of favour.

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