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    • Indigenous beadwork of the Americas

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    • Beadwork

    • 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. Beads come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. Beads are used to create jewelry or other articles of personal adornment; they are also used i ... Read »


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    • Aggry beads

    • Aggry beads (also spelled aggri beads or aggrey beads) are a type of decorated glass bead from Ghana, used by West Africans as ornaments in necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery. One bead can cost €15. Aggry beads are also called Koli, Cori, Kor, Segi, Accori, or Ekeur. They are often used for medicinal purpo ... Read »


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    • Anglo-Saxon glass

    • Anglo-Saxon glass has been found across England during archaeological excavations of both settlement and cemetery sites. Glass in the Anglo-Saxon period was used in the manufacture of a range of objects including vessels, beads, windows and was even used in jewellery. In the 5th century AD with the Roman departure from ... Read »


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    • Bail (jewelry)

    • A bail (also spelled "bale") is a component of certain types of jewelry, mostly necklaces, that is used to attach a pendant or stone. The bail is normally placed in the center of the necklace where the pendant hangs. Some bails are made so a pendant can be attached after the necklace production is completed. This way, ... Read »


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    • Bead

    • A bead is a small, decorative object that is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes of a material such as stone, bone, shell, glass, plastic, wood or pearl and that a small hole is drilled for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimetre (0.039 in) to over 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diamete ... Read »


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    • Bead crochet

    • Bead crochet is a crochet technique that incorporates beads into a crochet fabric. The technique is used to produce decorative effects in women's fashion accessories. The word "crochet" is derived from the French "croche" or "croc" meaning "to hook". Published descriptions of bead crochet date from around 1824 although ... Read »


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    • Bead embroidery

    • Bead embroidery is a type of beadwork that uses a needle and thread to stitch beads to a surface of fabric, suede, or leather. Bead embroidery is an embellishment that does not form an essential part of a textile's structure. In this respect, bead embroidery differs from bead weaving, bead crochet, and bead knitting. ... Read »


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    • Bead Game

    • Bead Game (French: Histoire de perles) is a 1977 animated short film by Ishu Patel, creating by arranging beads into the shapes of real and mythical creatures, who absorb and devour another, evolving into scenes of modern human warfare. Jnan Prakash Ghosh provides music for the 5 min 35 second film, which was produced ... Read »


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    • Bead knitting

    • Beaded knitting is a type of knitting in which the stitches are decorated with ceramic or glass beads. The techniques are described here for beads, but knitting sequins (and other perforated objects) can be done analogously. There are two main approaches- threading the beads on in advance, and threading the beads ... Read »


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    • The Bead Museum

    • The Bead Museum was a museum of beads located in Glendale, Arizona. The Bead Museum was founded to establish a haven for a permanent collection of beads and adornments of all cultures, past and present, which would provide an enduring opportunity for the study and enjoyment of these magnificent examples of art and ing ... Read »


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    • Bead stringing

    • Bead stringing is the putting of beads on string. It can range from simply sliding a single bead onto any thread-like medium (string, silk thread, leather thong, thin wire, multi-stranded beading wire, or a soft, flexible wire) to complex creations that have multiple strands or interwoven levels. The choice of stringi ... Read »


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    • Bead weaving

    • Bead weaving (or beadweaving) using seed beads can be done either on a loom or using one of a number of off-loom stitches. When weaving on a loom, the beads are locked in between the warp threads by the weft threads. The most common bead weaving technique requires two passes of the weft thread. First, an entire ro ... Read »


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    • Beadmaking

    • Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although lack of a pre ... Read »


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    • Beads Friend

    • Beads Friend (Japanese: ビーズ フレンド, Hepburn: BÄ«zu Furendo) is a Japanese quarterly beadwork magazine published by Boutique Co. (ブティック社, Butikkusha) since 2003. The magazine has its headquarters in Tokyo. It targets women. ... Read »


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    • Brick stitch

    • The Brick Stitch, also known as the Cheyenne Stitch or Comanche Stitch, is a bead weaving stitch in which individual beads are stacked horizontally in the same pattern as bricks are stacked in a wall. The technique has been used by Native Americans and in Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Guatemalan examples ... Read »


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    • Brookfield Craft Center

      Brookfield Craft Center, located in Brookfield, Connecticut, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, founded in 1954 with the mission "to teach and preserve the skills of fine craftsmanship and enable creativity and personal growth through craft education." Subjects taught at the craft center include basketry, bead ... Read »


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    • Chevron bead

    • Chevron beads are special glass beads; the first specimens of this type were created by glass bead makers in Venice and Murano, Italy, toward the end of the 14th century. They may also be referred to as rosetta, or star beads. The term rosetta first appeared in the inventory of the Barovier Glass works in Murano, in 14 ... Read »


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    • Dzi bead

    • Dzi bead

      Dzi bead (Tib. གཟི།; pronounced "zee"; alternative spelling: gzi) is a type of stone bead of uncertain origin worn as part of a necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit. These beads are gene ... Read »


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    • Faturan

    • Faturan, in Middle Eastern beadwork, is a material used to make beads, notably in the making of komboloi and misbaha. Originally, Faturan was a brand of cast thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, similar to Bakelite and Catalin, manufactured by Traun & Son of Hamburg., developed in the early 20th century, and p ... Read »


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    • Glass beadmaking

    • The technology for glass beadmaking is among the oldest human arts, dating back 3,000 years (Dubin, 1987).Glass beads have been dated back to at least Roman times. Perhaps the earliest glass-like beads were Egyptian faience beads, a form of clay bead with a self-forming vitreous coating. Glass beads are significant in ... Read »


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    • Hebron glass

    • Hebron Glass (Arabic: زجاج الخليل‎‎, zajaj al-Khalili ) refers to glass produced in Hebron as part of a flourishing art industry established in the city during Roman rule in Palestine. Hebron's Old City still contains a quarter named the "Glass-Blower Quarter" and Hebron glass co ... Read »


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    • Kiffa beads

    • Kiffa beads are rare powder glass beads. They are named after the Mauritanian city of Kiffa, where French ethnologist R.Mauny documented them first in 1949. Kiffa beads represent one of the highest levels of artistic skill and ingenuity in beadmaking, being manufactured with the simplest materials and tools available: ... Read »


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    • Worry beads

    • Worry beads or kombolói, kompoloi (Greek: κομπολόι, IPA: [ko(m)boˈloj], bead collection; plural: κομπολόγια, IPA: [ko(m)boˈloʝa]) is a string of beads manipulated with one or two hands and used to pass time in Greek and Cypriot culture. Unlike the ... Read »


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    • Lampworking

    • Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although lack of a pre ... Read »


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    • Love beads

    • Love beads are one of the traditional accessories of hippies. They consist of one or more long strings of beads, frequently handmade, worn about the neck by both genders. The love bead trend probably evolved from the hippie fascination with non-Western cultures, such as those of India and Native America, which make com ... Read »


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    • Magatama

    • Magatama (勾玉?), less frequently (曲玉), are curved, comma-shaped beads that appeared in prehistoric Japan from the Final Jōmon period through the Kofun period, approximately ca. 1,000 BC to the 6th century AD. The beads, also described as jewels, were made of primitive stone and earthen materials i ... Read »


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    • Millefiori

    • Millefiori (Italian: [milleˈfjoːri]) is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers).Apsley Pellatt in his book Curiosities of Glass Making was the first to use the term "mil ... Read »


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    • Murano beads

    • Murano beads are intricate glass beads influenced by Venetian glass artists. Since 1291, the Murano glassmakers have refined technologies such as crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo) and imitation gemstones made of gl ... Read »


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    • Mutisalah

    • The term mutisalah refers to heirloom beads in the Indonesian islands of Timor, Flores, Sumba and Suwa (known today as Nusa Tenggara Timur). Mutisalah are also found in the Philippines and Borneo. Mutisalah were originally Indo-Pacific beads of orange and orange red color. The earliest of these beads came from Southern ... Read »


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    • Pace count beads

    • Pace count beads or ranger beads is a manual counting tool used to keep track of distance traveled through a pace count. It is used in military land navigation or orienteering. The tool is usually constructed using a set of 13 beads on a length of cord. The beads are divided into two sections, separated by a knot. ... Read »


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    • Painting with Fire

    • Painting with Fire (PWF) is the name given to an immersion process for creating torch fired enamel jewelry. This process is the focal point of torch fired enamel jewelry workshops taught by Barbara A. Lewis, written about in her book, and discussed in Belle Armoire Jewelry,Handcrafted Jewelry,Bead Trends,Stringing and ... Read »


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    • Peranakan beaded slippers

    • Peranakan beaded slippers, also known as kasot manek, literally meaning beaded shoes, is a type of shoe that dates back to the early twentieth century. It refers to beaded slippers worn by a nyonya to complete her Sarong Kebaya outfit, together with chained brooches (kerosang) and a silver belt (tali pendeng). The slip ... Read »


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    • Peranakan cut beads

    • Peranakan Cut Beads (the Peranakan term is Manek potong') are faceted glass beads used by Peranakan women to make Peranakan beaded slippers (kasot manek) and other Peranakan artifacts like wedding veils, handbags, belts, tapestries, pouches, etc. The beads used in the past were very tiny multi-faceted glass seed bead ... Read »


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    • Right-angle weave

    • Right-Angle weave stitch, also known as RAW, is an off-loom bead weaving technique. Beads are stitched together with thread only making right angle turns, hence the name. The result is an almost fabric like piece of beadwork. Right-Angle weave can be woven with either one needle or two. With single needle right-angle w ... Read »


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    • Powder glass beads

    • Powder glass beads are a type of necklace ornamentation. The earliest such beads were discovered during archaeological excavations at Mapungubwe in South Africa, and dated to between 970-1000 CE. Manufacturing of the powder glass beads is now concentrated in West Africa, particularly in the Ghana area. The origins of b ... Read »


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    • Prehistoric beads in the Philippines

    • The Philippines, like other Southeast Asian countries, is an archipelagic body of land and thus, commonly comes in contact with natural resources found in bodies of water. Many of the decorative pieces and tools that they possess, as well as their culture, seem to reflect this maritime characteristic. Tools such as cho ... Read »


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    • Seed bead

    • Seed beads or rocailles are uniformly shaped, spheroidal beads ranging in size from under a millimeter to several millimeters. Seed bead is also a generic term for any small bead. Usually rounded in shape, seed beads are most commonly used for loom and off-loom bead weaving. They may be used for simple stringing, or as ... Read »


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    • Sequin

    • Sequins /ˈsikwáµ»n/ are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, sequins are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and ma ... Read »


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    • Square stitch

    • Square stitch is an off-loom bead weaving stitch that mimics the appearance of beadwork created on a loom. Loom patterns may be used for square stitch pieces. Because each bead in a square stitch piece is connected by thread to each of the four beads surrounding it, this stitch is very strong. ... Read »


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    • Tiger tail wire

    • Tiger tail wire (also simply called tiger tail or tiger-tail) is a kind of thin wire encased in nylon often used in beaded jewellery, and that is particularly suited to stringing heavy beads and sharp beads, which tend to fray other kinds of thread. For this reason, tiger tail is the thread of choice for gemstones. Som ... Read »


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    • Trade beads

    • Trade beads (sometimes called aggry and slave beads) were otherwise decorative glass beads used between the 16th and 20th century as a token money to exchange for goods, services and slaves (hence the name). Trade beads were used to exploit African resources by early Europeans. This included African slave trade. The be ... Read »


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    • Ukpe-okhue

    • The ukpe-okhue (Edo for "parrot's beak") is a crown traditionally worn by the Iyoba (queen mother) of the Oba of Benin. It is formed of a snood-like net of precious coral beadwork, using ikele ("royal") cylindrical beads. This type of crown was originated, and first worn, by the original queen mother Idia, the first w ... Read »


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    • Ultraviolet-sensitive bead

    • Ultraviolet-sensitive beads (UV beads) are beads that are colorful in the presence of ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet rays are present in sunlight and light from various artificial sources and can cause sunburn or skin cancer. The color change in the beads alerts the wearer to the presence of the radiation. When th ... Read »


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