|If you are intrigued by
what you see at our website, check out some of these interesting links
related to the Himalayas and beads. Write to us if you have a
great link to suggest!
(If you're looking for retail sources for our items, browse our Index of Retailers.)
Wayne's quick search for an "official" Nepal website yielded this
remarkable resource. What do you want to know about Nepal?
You'll at least get a start through this website.
One of the important themes of travel in Nepal is the issue of keeping
the place "green." This non-profit organization's website is
interesting in that it highlights the tremendous opportunities to enjoy
and protect the environment while traveling in Nepal.
As we mentioned on our opening page, the Nepal Youth Opportunities
Foundation is a reputable organization that meets the needs of
young people in Nepal. If you're looking for a way to help, check
out the site.
This website was designed by Peter Francis Jr., the world's only
full-time beadologist, who devoted much time to sharing knowledge about
the origins of beads. His site is a wonderful resource with
oodles of information, useful books and bead items for sale, and links
to other related websites. Sadly, Peter Francis died while on an
excursion in Africa on December 8th, 2002. We hope that his
colleagues will maintain the website as part of his legacy.
The New England Area Bead Society, known to many as
Beadesigner International, has created a site "devoted to the study,
design, and research of beads, beaded jewelry, and beaded objects."
This is the site of the Intergalactic Bead Shows--A great
source of information about one of the best series of retail/wholesale
bead shows in this galaxy or any other. The site includes links
to a wide array of bead vendors.
The National Bead Society is an information resource launched
by the Intergalactic Bead Shows, with the support of a growing
community of bead vendors and bead enthusiasts from coast to coast. One
original intent of the site was to give easy access to bead societies
throughout the states, but Leo Krauss doesn't mince words about the
"shameless commercialism" of this for-profit entity. It's worth
checking the site.
The Lapidary Journal website includes how-to
instructions for bead making, show calendars, and plenty of articles
about technique, products, and workshops.
The U.S. Department of State web page may be useful to those
of you who are thinking about traveling to Nepal or anywhere else
abroad. The site includes travel-related info, such as warnings about
areas of political unrest. This link is actually to their "site map"
rather than the home page. The site map is an index to the various
types of info on the site. In the past, we have found that the site
changes too much to count on linking you to the relevant Nepal info.
Scroll down to the "Services" section and the "Travel" subsection for
travel warnings, information on how to get travel visas, etc.
mission of Educate the
Children (ETC), a registered non-profit organization is to
educational and development opportunities for children, women, and
communities in Nepal, enabling them to gain new skills to improve their
http://college.holycross.edu/orgs/himalayan_cultures04/darnold/ Cultures and Religions of the Himalayan
Region, provides an overview of the religions of the himalayas.