So just what the heck is beadwork anyway?
I've noticed that one of my favorite sites has to be beadwork.about.com. Now that got me thinking, just what is beadwork anyway?!
So I looked it up on "Wiki" and their definition is below.... it makes sense to me now what beadwork is and why the about.com site is so useful.
Do check it out, I highly recommend it. Do you know any awesome sites you can share with us? Post a comment and let us all know about it!
Talk soon (I hope!), Julie
Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another or to cloth using a needle and thread. Most beadwork takes the form of jewelry or other personal adornment, but beads are also used in wall hangings and sculpture.Beadwork techniques are broadly divided into loom and off-loom weaving, stringing, bead embroidery, bead crochet, and bead knitting.Most cultures have employed beads for personal adornment. Archaeological records show that people made and used beads as long as 5000 years ago. Beads have also been used for religious purposes, as good luck talismans, and as curative agents.