The Craft of Bead Work

Hello readers, welcome to today’s blogpost.

A bead is a small piece of decorative object or similar material that is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes such as stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood or pearl usually threaded with each other to make a necklace, rosary or sewn on to fabric. Beads come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes.

Different types of bead

Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another by stringing them with a sewing needle or beading needle and thread or thin wire, or sewing them to cloth. Beadwork techniques are broadly divided into loom and off-loom weaving, stringing, bead embroidery, bead crochet, bead knitting, and bead tatting.

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Today, a huge number of costume jewelry are made from beads. There are different types of bead designs, not only well-known famous beads, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and earrings but also bijouterie that are less common, for example, mantle and lariat.

Beautifully crafted beaded earring
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Beads are available in different designs, sizes, colors, shapes, and materials, allowing much variation among bead artisans and projects. Beads are used to create jewelry or other articles of personal adornment; they are also used in wall hangings and sculpture and many other artworks.

Flower vase made from beads.
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Modern beadwork is often used as a creative hobby to create jewelry, handbags, coasters, plus other crafts. Simple projects can be created in less than an hour by novice beaders, while complex beadwork may take weeks of meticulous work with specialized tools and equipment.

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With Bead Making designs, you can travelled the world in your imagination by stringing beads together to make assorted fashion jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, purse, handbags, belts, ties, belts, flower vases and so on that can be used to a social gathering such as wedding ceremony, birthday, naming, burial, dinner, church, mosques amongst others.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s blogpost. Keep crafting and staying inspired.

Links

  1. https://www.google.com/bead-making-designs-in-nigera/amp/
  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bead

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