• WordNet 3.6
    • n beadwork a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
    • n beadwork ornamentation with beads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beadwork Ornamental work in beads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beadwork Ornamental work formed of beads by embroidering, crocheting, etc.
    • n beadwork In joinery, beading (which see).
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In literature:

Mittens, too, were visible covered with cabalistic inscriptions in glittering beadwork.
"The Prophet of Berkeley Square" by Robert Hichens
I can sew: I help out with this beadwork what I can.
"North of Boston" by Robert Frost
She sat by Aunt Alvirah for hours doing beadwork while the old woman darned or knitted.
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
They are the makers of the well-known mohair and bark and beadwork.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
Even the footstools have little hoods to draw on over the beadwork.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Women sat on the floor, papooses on their backs, beadwork in hand.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Tell her to leave her everlasting beadwork long enough to ride in the white man's motor-car.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
Many delightful specimens of these beadwork pictures are preserved, the colours, of course, being as fresh as yesterday.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
These flaps were decorated with crude beadwork.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
A moccasin, flaps decorated with undulating red, white and black beadwork, was still on the foot.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then compare the rigidity of beadwork and cocoanut matting.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Their legs were circled with brass and beadwork, and unseen bells that tinkled all the time.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
What's that Indian beadwork around her feet for?
"Seeing France with Uncle John" by Anne Warner
The beadwork of the Duchess reminds me of another somewhat similar incident.
"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
The brush part is made of split palm leaves or horsehair and the handle is decorated with beadwork.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
Beadwork is very strong, and this is beginning to look tattered, a sure sign that it has seen long service.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
The woman came out with her beadwork in her hand.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In news:

Guild member's beadwork fights 'heartbreaking' crime.
Enlarge Image Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek Artist Tish Krajnak, a member of the Clintonville Arts Guild, donates the proceeds from the sale of her beadwork to Gracehaven, which helps victims of human trafficking.
Niagara County History Center announced its Tuscarora Beadwork Class schedule featuring award-winning Tuscarora beadwork artist Rosemary Hill, who will be helping the students make beautiful beadwork necklaces.
Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork .
Teri Greeves will lead beadwork workshops at Berkshire Museum.
This exuberant rug, part of Elliot Steel's Zingara collection, borrows from a nomadic group's traditional embroidery and beadwork.
Beadwork artist DeLuca is sly as a ' White Fox '.
Beadwork artist DeLuca is sly as a 'White Fox'.
Shadow ManyWhales, with her beadwork in the Franke Tobey Jones Senior Art Show.
Guild member's beadwork fights ' heartbreaking ' crime.
Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork.
The conservation work included addressing loose beadwork and repairing the lining and other elements.
Detailing Descendants of the Aztecs, the Huichol people of Mexico have kept their spiritual beliefs alive through intricate beadwork on gourds, masks, animal forms and, now, a Volkswagen Beetle.