How to Learn to Do Beadwork

Priscilla Bead Work Book

If you are interested in learning every- thing there is to know about how to make your own Victorian Beaded purses, jewelry, and accessories, then you'll want to make sure you read this Here's what you'll discover in the Priscilla Bead Work eBook: What a Weaver's Knot is and when should it be used. How to properly use a purse stitch What Beaded Knitting is. How beads should be strung on the spool for knitting. How to thread beads for knitting a pattern of more than one color. What Beaded Crochet is. Which beading method allows for laying your project aside and easily picking it up at pleasure. When making a bead bag, what beading method offers the amateur the greatest success. What the one right way is to begin bead embroidery on canvas. How avoiding this one mistake will keep your beading beautifully uniform. How to fit a pattern if the correct clasp cannot be obtained. An unusual opportunity to make necklaces, bracelets, etc., with very little work but very elaborate effect. The truth about Victorian ladies and dog collars. A very ingenious method of imitating pearl jewelry. How to sting long lengths of beads rapidly. How to determine what size beads to use. What caution you should be aware about the stringing of beads. What secret all great bead workers know but rarely share.

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Author: Mary Schlueter
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My Beads Club

Bead Membership Site With Hundreds Of Designs. Includes Free Ebook, Videos, Instructions For All Levels Of Expertise In Making Jewelry And Beading. My Beads Club is The place for hundreds of New and exciting, original and inspiring ideas for making your own jewellery. Here's what you can enjoy: 100's of fabulous New jewellery projects from all over the world from our design team (You'll never be short of ideas again!) Make fantastic jewellery in less than 5 minutes, lots of quick and easy projects that take less than a few minutes, yet look so professional. Learn how to make a profit selling your jewellery, whether you want a bit of extra cash every month or want to make a living and give up the day job- Tips and tricks from the experts in our full report? If you join Today Receive your complimentary exclusive Funky Beads Book worth 12 ($19.99) includes 20 original projects from up and coming designers? (Limited availability) Learn new techniques and bead stitches like Peyote, Right Angle Weave, Spiral and Ba

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Bead Patterns for Everyone

There is an amazing new eBook available, called Bead Patterns for Everyone. This eBook covers absolutely everything you need to know to make wonderful bead creatures even if you have no previous experience! So why not start using these ideas, tips and more Right Now! You'll receive immediate access . and this beading ebook is extremely easy to read and follow! Once you learn the basic simple beading techniques, you will be shocked at how easy it is to create beautiful animals, flowers and jewelry. What do you get: A 50 pages eBook. Over 15 animal, flower and jewelry ideas with patterns. Step by step instructions for each idea. Over 60 pictures. Step by step guidelines that explain the most important techniques. Extremely easy to read and follow layout. Useful tips throughout the book to help you. More than 3 Photos of each project. Detailed description of the materials you'll need. Easy-medium-advanced categories.

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The Complete Bead Guide

The Complete Bead Guide is not just like any other book about beading you've ever read. The explanation for this, is because a targeted webpage was set up and people who visited it were asked to leave their biggest question about beads. You'll discover all types of exciting tips and knowledge about beads. From their history and origin. to what supplies you'll need for your personal projects. From how to source beads (easily and inexpensively). to the forms of threads you should avoid! I think the book is awesome. There are many stitches shown that I never heard of. Any beadbook that can show a new or different technique is a Great book. A lot of questions regarding bead sizes, shapes, what thread or wire to use, and origin were answered. The book is such an excellent reference guide! The descriptions and definitions are well written and informative making sure that it is understandable for the beginner beader but also interesting for those who have been involved with beads for some time. You'll discover: Which types of beads have protective or healing properties (do you suffer from toothaches? Find out which type of beads can be made into necklaces to make your teeth more durable!) Where to find bead sources near you no matter what country you live in (Chapter #3) Where to see the best beading tradeshows in the country (this is where you pick up that extra edge for your projects) How different beads are made and what processes are used to make them. How to quickly and easily identify various types of beads (everything from basic to fancy styles)

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Fifteenth Century Body Decorations

A Masai man wearing detailed beadwork. Both men and women wear beadwork, and it has become a sought-after item among tourists to Africa. Reproduced by permission of Richard T. Nowitz CORBIS. eadwork has been a common decorative tradition for many years in Africa. The earliest beads were made from grass seeds, shells, clay, stone, and wood. These were strung to create necklaces, headgear, bracelets, and anklets, or sewn to blankets or other cloth to make beaded garments. Beginning in the fifteenth century, Europeans brought glass beads to Africa. Africans were attracted to these new beads, which came in bright, shiny colors. The Zulu of southern Africa traded extensively for glass beads and made intricately designed beadwork. Beadwork was also popular among wealthy Africans. The kings of Ghana, Songhai, Mali, and Nigeria, for example, wore such heavy beaded regalia that they required support from attendants Aside from its visual beauty, beadwork has been used for social and religious...

Classicism and Ornamentation

During the 1920s, when heavy beadwork and embroidery proliferated, Vionnet was committed to search for methods of ornamentation that took part in shaping the whole garment. Narrow pintucks were used to form her signature rose motif, its size subtly graduated to pull dresses toward the wearer's figure. For Vionnet such exact craftsmanship enabled her to challenge traditional methods continually. Even when she used beadwork, most famously on the 1924 Little Horses dress, she demanded an innovative approach. She commissioned couture embroiderer Albert Lesage to explore new ways to apply bugle beads to bias-cut silk, so that the flow of the fabric would not be interrupted and the images of glittering horses inspired by the stylized, representational forms on Grecian red figure vases would not be distorted by the beads' weight. Even thick furs and tweeds could be given greater fluidity and form through her manipulation of their drape and use of pattern pieces cut to sculpt and form around...

Body Decorations of African Cultures

Ndebele Tribe Ornaments

A fricans have ancient traditions for decorating and accessorizing the body in rich and varied ways. Traditionally, many African peoples wore little to cover their bodies, leaving their skin exposed and available for decoration. Africans adorned themselves in four general ways scarification, body painting, beadwork, and jewelry. BEADWORK and even fish vertebrae as beads traces its roots back thousands of years, these colorful glass beads soon became the preferred beads among many peoples. Those living in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa all developed beadwork designs that distinguished their tribes from one another. In some tribes all people wore bead-work and in others only royalty wore beads. Some tribes created certain beaded items to be worn at specific times of life. For example, married Ndebele women of South Africa wear beaded blankets draped over their shoulders, but unmarried women wear beaded aprons. Both men and women wear beadwork, and beadwork has become a...

Pamela Church Gibson Ceremonial And Festival Costumes

Unlike masquerading, dress is not meant to transform an individual into something else but to enhance the identity of the individual. In many cultures, costumes have been used in a wide range of festivals stressing community solidarity or declaring the right of a person or group to a particular status, office, or possession. Since the nineteenth century, the Zulu of South Africa have used clothing and jewelry made from imported beads to demarcate changes in status associated with different life-cycle stages. Children and married women usually wear less beadwork. Young girls attire themselves in square or rectangular beaded loincloth panels attached to a bead string pregnant women dress in leather aprons decorated with beadwork and married women wear a knee-length skirt made of pleated goat skin or ox hide, hoop-like circular necklaces, and a flared headdress in the shape of a crown covered with red ocher or red beads and a beaded band around its base. The color schemes of beaded...


A sleeveless robe is called a boubou in Nigeria and Senegal. A boubou is worn by men over the top of long sleeved gowns or alone with loose trousers. Generally, boubou are long rectangular cloths with holes in the center. The boubou is worn with the head through the hole and the fabric draped to about mid-thigh level. Boubou can be dyed bright colors and decorated with embroidery, appliqued patterns, or beadwork.


Naomi Campbell Azzedine Alaia

After working with Halston until 1981, when Akira established his own business, he has become a designer of two identities, with businesses in two countries and a single design philosophy, a synthesis of East and West. In Akira's custom business in New York, he creates out of the distilled, almost astringent principles of design he has maintained since working for Halston, with stress on bias cut, quality materials, color, and timeless elegance. His American custom clients come to him for a sense of personal comfort and self-assured dignity. While some of his American dresses, often bridal gowns, are adorned with beadwork and other decoration, their principle is in the cut. His is the abiding modernist conviction of truth to material and essential geometries of cut that animated Halston. An external simplicity, like that of a composed Japanese interior or a modern Western painting, is achieved through decisive reductivism and the primacy of the fabric.

Christian Lacroix

Embroiled in controversy, the House of Lacroix, founded in 1986, showed its first collection in July 1987. Despite the conflict with Patou, Lacroix was an immediate success. His collection brought new life to couture. His primer collection featured brightly colored crinoline dresses with Louis XIV powdered wigs. Lacroix's designs embody the spirit of true couture. He draws on his historic costume background to develop decadent garments in luxurious fabrics which are the epitome of conspicuous consumption. He incorporates baroque style and elegance into extravagant one-of-a-kind concoctions with fur, lace, brocade, embroidery, and beadwork.