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  1. beading(defs 1, 4).
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Origin of beadwork

First recorded in 1745–55; bead + work
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for beadwork

Historical Examples

  • Women sat on the floor, papooses on their backs, beadwork in hand.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl

  • Indian beadwork in leaf and flower designs is generally modern.

    The Indian Today

    Charles A. Eastman

  • Even the footstools have little hoods to draw on over the beadwork.

    More about Pixie

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • With her she carried the blanket and the medicine bag adorned with the beadwork owl.


    Robert Shea

  • By the beadwork designs on their moccasins, the judge recognized that they were Piegans.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn