Beadwork Embroidery

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These are examples of different styles of embroidered beadwork, including polychromatic glass beads as well as pearls stitched into embroidered textiles.

Examples of apparent beadwork ornamentation in paintings and portraits are included here as well.

Beaded necklaces are available on another page on this site.

See also Jen Segrest's Flickr photostreams, especially Early Period, 13th Century, 14th Century, 15th Century, 16th Century, and Post/Late Period, as well as Pamela Saunders' extant beaded embroidery Pinterest page and Sine Gunnsdottir's article on using bead embroidery.