Bruce St. John Maher is a world renowned Artist and Master Craftsman known best for his Glass Faceted Beads. These stunning beads depict landscapes and forests mostly and have a 3D effect to them. The layered painting and kiln technique that he perfected is almost completely exclusive to his craft.

Very few artists have ever attempted to mimic his techniques until only recently. This is due in part to a booklet by Jim Kervin where Bruce outlines and reveals some of his secrets on how these magnificent beads are made. By using phosphorescent paints and creating the images on the glass, these pieces of glass are then joined together and fused in a kiln to create a single bead. The three dimensional effect this creates if phenomenal!

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Are you a picker or a collector? If you have ever seen the reality show American Pickers on The History Channel, you’ll have a good idea what this article is all about. But this time, the pickings are halfway around the world. From Thailand to Burma, the treasures are hidden all about.  The trick is finding them and making the right deal at the right price.

Meet Tiger-Tiger!
For over 30 years, Tiger Tiger, aka Matt and Susan, have been tramping through several countries hunting and picking for rare, one-of-a-kind antiques and artifacts.  Unfortunately, Susan is no longer among the living, but is still a partner in Spirit.

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It’s not too late! Robert Burkett is a world-renowned jewelry maker and has been called the Finest Bead-Maker in America. He works primarily in silver and shibuichi, an ancient Japanese process where silver is mixed with copper to produce stunning arrays of color and form. Yet, there is a strong possibility he will not be producing these collectible items much longer. His pieces are crafted by hand using the lost wax casting technique. Highly collectible and treasured, his style is uniquely his own. Sometimes imitated, but never matched!

Read more About the Robert Burkett Collection…

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Rare Collection of Antique Singing Bowls. Once Lost, Now Found!

Tiger Tiger is world renowned for finding some of Asia’s most prized and collectable artifacts, textiles, jewelry and dZi Beads for Wholesalers and Museums. Now, we have discovered a missing box of rare, authentic, Antique Singing Bowls. You can be assured of the quality and authenticity due to Tiger’s vast years of research and acquisitions of these unique, hard to find Singing bowls.

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Exciting Vintage Burkett Collection has Found It’s Way to Tiger Tiger!



Tiger has acquired a collection of vintage Robert Burkett pieces from an estate.  We now have close to 9 kilos of vintage Burkett originals made in the 80’s and 90’s. Among these pieces are a variety of creatures and critters, as well as wonderful ornate spacer beads and figurative pieces. Some of these pieces are Bob’s productions, as well as one of a kinds.

Robert Burkett is a world-recognized jewelry maker and has been called the finest bead-maker in America. He works primarily in silver and shibuichi, a Japanese process where silver is mixed with copper to produce stunning arrays of color and form.


His pieces are crafted by hand using the lost-wax casting technique. Highly collectible, his style is uniquely his own.


This collection consists of wonderful beads, pendants, bottles, and introduces new families of critters such as bears, snakes, elephants, dragonfly’s, platypus’ and many more! All the pieces are cast in silver or shibuichi.


We are very excited to process and share these collectible items with collectors and jewelry makers. Stay tuned for all these Burkett designs to appear on our website as well as our Etsy shop TigerTigerTreasures.

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