What do you know about beadwork?


So what is beadwork? It is a form of art of making something out from beads. By attaching beads to one another with the use of a threading tool and a needle, one can make a simple jewelry, any personal adornment. Aside from that, sculptures and other wall hangings are some of the stuffs you can make with beadwork.

There are various techniques when it comes to beading, depending upon your application and what you want to make. You can do embroidery, crochet, knitting, and stringing. The history of beadwork dated millennia ago. Way back then, animal bones and shells are used as beads in making necklaces. Others use it as personal adornments and some serve as amulets. Years later on, this form of art has evolved and was passed down through generations and is still used nowadays . Whether for hobbies and profession, there’s always a variety on this form of art.

With the advancements in technology, several tools and resources are readily available for anyone who shares the same passion in beadwork. There are various form of beads, sizes,colors, depending upon where it should be used. The internet has also been a great tool in sharing resources in terms of beading patterns, tutorials and other softwares to make beading a whole lot easier.

For those who want to be more creative in their beading styles, it’s best of course to create your own pattern. And with that, we’re no longer into the conventional way of drawing manually and coloring stuffs. Various bead pattern creator softwares are now readily available for you. What it does? It simply helps you make your own patterns a whole lot easier and more faster with just a few clicks. Some also enabled the feature of automatically converting any portrait into a beading pattern which you could then use for your beadwork purposes. For more details regarding beading programs, have a short look at our references

Comments (1)

1. Mary Ann (link) 09/01/2014

I was browsing for a beading pattern development tools and I came across your blog. I find it very good for a starter like me to know that there are softwares that can help me make patterns without drawing it manually coz I am not good at drawing

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