Beads Definition: Definitions for the Clothing & fabric Industry

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A bead is a small, decorative object that is pierced for threading or stringing.

Beads range in size from under a millimeter to over a centimeter. Glass, plastic, and stone are probably the most common materials, but beads are also made from the seeds of the Bead tree, and also from bone, metal, resin, wood, clay, felt, paper, and other materials.

Beadwork is the craft of making things with beads.

Types of beads include:

Lampwork beads

Baily's beads

Chevrons

Fire-polish beads

Millefiori

Pressed glass beads

Seed beads

Prayer beads

See also

magatama

Ferrite bead

Rudraksha Bead

 
The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bead ).  8/10/05

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