One of the greatest pleasures I get out of my jewelry making is discovering new elements to work with at a shop I've never seen before or even walking on the beach. While these were not available for me to use it was awesome that I found beads in this tiny museum in Nago. These were discovered at the site of the Najikin castle ruins. The Najikin castle was used by the Ryukyuan kingdom to control northern Okinawa in the 14th century. Great to know seed beading is one passion that has been around long before me and I'm sure will be around long after. While I'm here I hope to unlock some of the magic of sewing tiny beads into beautiful wearable art.