beadwork

noun
bead·​work | \ ˈbēd-ˌwərk How to pronounce beadwork (audio) \

Definition of beadwork

1 : ornamental work in beads
2 : joinery beading

Examples of beadwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web See the results in paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 Oct. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 White Elk began familiarizing themselves with Native teachers and elders in the clubs, and eventually became interested in picking up the art of beadwork specifically. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "This Indigenous Model Scored a Vogue Italia Cover As Their First Job," 23 Sep. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 10 Sep. 2020 Each piece of clothing the concheros use — featuring feathers, beadwork and headdresses — and their dance movements, honor ancestors, deities and the cosmos. Laura Rodríguez Presa, chicagotribune.com, "The power of Indigenous rituals: Aztec and African ancestral dancers join forces to bridge Lawndale, Little Village neighborhoods," 9 Sep. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 4 Sep. 2020 The shows combine to provide an array of paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of beadwork

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Oct 2020

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“Beadwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beadwork. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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