I was browsing for Peranakan beadwork (I wrote about it first here), beadwork done by immigrant Chinese in Indonesia and Singapore, and Malaysia, I believe. A series of clicks led me to the Borneo International Beads Conference held October 9-10 in Malaysia. Experts will speak on heirloom beads of the area, Nyonya beadwork (the name of the beadwork done by the Peranakan), antique and pre-historic beads, organic materials used as beads by indigenous Malaysians, and more. The post-conference tours include to an archaeological site and local beadworking communities. Sign me up!!