Handmade beadwork process
Beadwork is essentially any type of craft involving the use of decorative beads. The beads may be strung or woven, sewn onto fabric, or bonded to another object. Often, this technique is used to produce jewelry such as necklaces and bracelets. Creating woven beadwork is generally more complicated than making strung pieces.
Some woven work requires the use of a loom. Other forms are executed by threading many strings of beads together. A weaving technique can be employed to produce “sheets” of beads, which may then be used much like traditional fabric to create items such as purses or rugs.