A bead is a small, decorative object that is usually pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimeter (0.039 in) to over 1 centimeter (0.39 in) in diameter. Beads can be made of many types of materials. The earliest beads were made of convenient natural materials. When found, these could be readily drilled and shaped. As human technology became capable of obtaining or working with more difficult natural materials, those were added to the range of available substances.
Beads have so many types and forms that also come from its different places of origin. One of these are pearls where the ultimate precious beads of natural origin because of their rarity. The wood,plastic, glass, metal and stone are the usual bead materials used in modern manufacturing. Processing these beads nowadays requires human intervention in shaping and color enhancement. Well, when we talk about Beads, first thing that would always come into your mind will be bracelets, necklaces or anything that’s girly cutie teenage fashion accessories. But no, there are really a lot more to it.
Bead-work or Bead Art is a craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread, strung onto thread or soft, flexible wire, or adhered to a surface.Today, Beading has progressed far beyond the stringing of simple necklaces and the stitching of decorative edges on cloth. In this article, I present to you creative bead art collection. Feel Free to comment if I missed out some creative bead art collection.
1. Beaded Dolls
4. Rough Collie
6. Toco Toucan
10. Beaded Quilt