The 1920s Priscilla Bead Work Pattern Book gives instructions for making all kinds of beadwork and illustrates a great number of designs for bags, purses, card-cases, necklaces of all kinds, pendants, chains, girdles, hair ornaments, etc. It's the best beadwork book ever published.
About Beadwork -- Excerpt from the Wikipedia:
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 5,000 years ago. Beads have also been used for religious purposes, as good luck talismans, and as curative agents.
Modern beadwork is often used as a creative hobby to create jewelry, purses, coasters, and dozens of other crafts. Beads are available in many different designs, sizes, colors, and materials, allowing much variation among bead artisans and projects. 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.
- Bead Work and How to Do It
- Indian Bead Weaving
- Beaded Knitting
- Beaded Crochet
- Beaded Embroidery
- Pearl Bead Jewelry
- How to Make Some Unusual Beads
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