Beading

gallery/2017 kralenwerk - beading  intro pagina (small)
gallery/2017 kralenwerk - eerste project (small)
gallery/2017 kralenwerk - barok kluster (small)
gallery/2017 kralenwerk - barok detail (small)
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gallery/2017 kralenwerk - toetanchamon detail (small)
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gallery/2018 kralenwerk - kant met bloemen (small)
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gallery/2017 nl - tassenmuseum amsterdam (10) (small)

Japan is creating for centuries hand crafted beads as part of the trinity: Inro, Ojime and Netsuke (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inr%C5%8D).

 

Starting 1930 Japan is known for its Myuki seed beads - the finest, most delicate, absolutely identical seed beads you can find - frequently used by myself.

 

The word 'bead' is related to Dutch bede and German Gebet, also to bid. Current senses derive from the use of a rosary, each bead representing a prayer.

gallery/2017 kralenwerk - miyuki (small)

1.685 beads

114 x 50 = 5.700 beads

2.704 beads

1.516 beads

gallery/2018 nl - textiel museum tilburg - jazz age (128) (small) (2)

In the roaring 20s dresses were abundantly decorated with beads as shown on the Special: 20s the Jazz Age.

With needle and thread many small beads (and they cannot be too small for me) are combined into necklaces and bracelets. I have not yet experimented with a combination of beads and crochet or knitting.

 

Combining beads with knitting is a craft going back in time for centuries as shown by the knitted ladies' purse on display at the Museum of Bags in Amsterdam.

 

Already since 3,100 B.C. the Egyptians are renowned for their glass beads; the Cherokee (USA) use beads in their jewelry and in South-Africa 77.000 years old beads have been found in the Blombos Cave. Jade was used for their jewelry by the Maya's in South America although they also made beautifully crafted bone beads. Beads are of all peoples; Aboriginals, Maori and other Polenisians are excellent examples as well.