I was gifted a rather large stash of Hiroshima beads.
Never having heard of them, I immediately googled and was reminded as I am often am how amazing it is to have instant access to information. If I think back to 15 years ago I wonder how I would have approached researching the history of these beads. Now in 15 seconds I am informed. Hiroshima Glass Bead Industry was established in 1953 and the predecessor to today's Miyuki Co, ltd. which was begun in 1974. Which all means I have some pretty old beads in my possession! Thanks Michelle, I'll be making you something wonderful with your gift.