1945 - 2002
In Memoriam and in Celebration of his Life
It was with very great shock and sadness that we learnt of the death of our
The universally recognised Number One world expert on beads ... his Website www.thebeadsite.com has educated people world-wide for many years ... as have his many publications, books and articles, the result of years of dedicated study.
His invaluable assistance, freely given in the setting up of this Website, became a personal friendship which evolved from our early e-mail contacts. This friendship led to meeting him personally at his informative lectures in London and his willing agreement to appear on a television presentation of my beads on UK TV in 2000.
I accepted an invitation to visit his home in September 2002 and whilst discovering the fascinating delights of his Center for Bead Research in Lake Placid USA, I took some pictures of him at work. A private man as well as an accomplished public orator ..
He will be sadly missed by the countless number of people he has helped, guided and subtly "pointed in the right way" with his specialist knowledge in so many fields,
Those of us, who were his friends in the Bead World, will endeavour to carry on promoting his love of beads and his enthusiasm for research into their origins.
His contribution to the knowledge of so many people is immeasurable
In all his many postings throughout the Bead World's discussion groups and in his personal e-mails, of which we have many, he always signed off with the word
May you Rest in Perfect Peace, Peter.