Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another by stringing them onto a thread or thin wire with a sewing or beading needle or sewing them to cloth. Beads are produced in a diverse range of materials, shapes, and sizes, and vary by the kind of art produced.
What are the different methods of beading?
The most common types of beadwork include:
- Loom beading.
- Bead stringing.
- Off-loom bead weaving.
- Bead embroidery.
- Braiding with beads.
How do you attach beadwork to leather?
Tie a knot in the end of the thread. Then pass the needle, working from back to front, through the first hole in the leather. Thread on the beads or crystals of your choice then pass the thread, front to back, through the next hole. Continue working the thread through the holes in the leather, adding beads as you go.
What is bead weaving used for?
Bead weaving uses tiny seed beads and string to create decorative works of art as well as wearable items, such as necklaces and belts. There are two methods of bead weaving — one method uses a loom while the other method, commonly known as off-loom weaving, is created with a needle or by hand.