The Torse Bead

Surprise treasure - the TORSE  BEAD    Author: Vicki Schwager  So.... what is it? And, why would a purse collector want it? “Torse” is French for twist. A torse bead is a twisted metal bead, more precisely a twisted French Steel Bead. Some silver and gold ones are...
In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CONVENTS  Since the Middle Ages, both convents and monasteries have been the only beacon of light all along those difficult centuries, with monks copying classical books again and again and nuns preserving the arts of embroidering and lacemaking....