beading (defs 1, 4).
Historical Examples

He says he hopes to have some beadwork for you when he sees you again.
The Road Builders Samuel Merwin

By the beadwork designs on their moccasins, the judge recognized that they were Piegans.
Then and Now Robert Vaughn

beadwork is very strong, and this is beginning to look tattered, a sure sign that it has seen long service.
The Swastika Thomas Wilson

A French cemetery, with its wreaths of beadwork and artificial violets, has ever a most depressing appearance.
In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

There were the Northern red men in their bright blankets, and women, too, with their beadwork and tanned skins for sale.
That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan

The beadwork of the Duchess reminds me of another somewhat similar incident.
Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg

I will teach you to make beautiful dresses and trim them with beadwork and quills.
Two Indian Children of Long Ago Frances Taylor

They were all dressed out in new light-blue capotes and corduroy trousers, which they tied at the knee with beadwork garters.
Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne

Arikara beadwork and other articles of handicraft are sometimes available at the store in Nishu.
North Dakota Various

Their legs were circled with brass and beadwork, and unseen bells that tinkled all the time.
The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone


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