Hi Ian -
Better yet Mary Beth - go to Whitby itself, its one of my most
favourite places in the UK along with the other small fishing
villages nearby - Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay etc..
What's more, they are less than 100 miles from my door..
That sounds wonderful, if I am ever in the UK, I will definitely
go!! I cannot think of a better excuse to visit. :o)
Also - in reply to a few people who emailed me off-list - You are
right, I spent decades dealing in Vintage jewelry, and was buying a
lot of glass beads from a dealer-friend in the UK. She sells a lot of
what she calls "French Jet", which was one place I got sidetracked
from the facts.
I understand is some sort of glass. (Like French Ivory is a
plastic). More of the same advice we often share here follows - about
researching all the tricky names by which gems, metals and items are
called. "Nickel silver" was one I learned about here on Orchid. I
have run across it often - mostly in men's vintage ID bracelets. But
I was never sure exactly what it was until I came here.
Thank you to those of you kindly pointed out the error, and gave me
some new facts to ponder. I love how you always learn something new
Best to All,
Mary Beth In NH
where the many birds are having a mad "tweet-fest" every morning at
dawn. If the development slows down a little, maybe my pals the
salamanders will return. Still finding tree frogs in the garage after