AskDefine | Define beading

Dictionary Definition



1 ornamentation with beads [syn: beadwork]
2 a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture [syn: bead, beadwork, astragal]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of bead


  1. decoration or ornamental molding resembling a string of beads or of a semicircular cross section

Extensive Definition

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.

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beading in Danish: Perlesyning
beading in Hebrew: חריזה (מלאכת יד)
beading in Japanese: ビーズ手芸
beading in Russian: Бисероплетение

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