January 14, 2014


bead |bēd|
a small piece of glass, stone, or similar material, typically rounded and perforated for threading with others as a necklace or rosary or for sewing onto fabric.
• (beadsa necklace made of a string of beads.• (beadsa rosary.
something resembling a bead or a string of beads, in particular:
• a drop of a liquid on a surface: beads ofsweat.• a long, narrow strip of caulking compound, adhesive or similar material applied to a surface.• a small knob forming the front sight of a gun.• the reinforced inner edge of a pneumatic tire that grips the rim of the wheel.
ORIGIN Old English geed prayer, of Germanicorigin; related to Dutch bede and German Gebet, also to bid1. Current senses derive from the use of a rosary, each bead representing a prayer.

My mom and I was going to our tailor yesterday. She tailored a dress made from batik with a little embellishments of beads. I don't really like the beads on the dress so when I came home, I showed her how the beads should look like. Then somehow in the middle of my final exam, I decided to created this post so everyone know how designers sew beads.

Black Embellished Crepe And Silk Satin Gown

Black crepe gold bead and crystal-embellished ivory satin overlay, back vent, fully lined two concealed zip fastenings along back fabric1: 50% acetate, 50%rayon; fabric2: 100% silk; details: 100% polyamide; embellishment: 60% crystal, 20% glass, 20% metal; lining: 74% acetate, 26% silk dry clean.


Gold Embroidered Silk-Faille And Organza Gown

Black silk-faille and silk-organza gown with gold and bronze sequin embellishment, embroidery and metal threadwork, sweetheart neckline, boned, underwired and molded internal bustier, flared peplum waist, tiered ruffled skirt, fully lined. Concealed zip fastening at back. 100% silk; lining: 74% acetate, 26% silk. Specialist clean.


White Embellished Crepe Gown

Off-white crepe. Turquoise sequin, bead and crystal embellishment, back vent, fully lined. Concealed zip fastening along back. 50% rayon, 47% acetate, 3% elastane. Dry clean.


Red Icons Sequined Stretchsatin Jersey Gown

Claret sequined stretch-satin jersey one shoulder, gathered draping, wrap-effect skirt concealed zip fastening along side 95% polyester, 5% elastane; lining: 92% viscose, 8% elastane dry clean.


Pink Embellished One-Shoulder Silk-Chiffon Gown

Blush semi-sheer silk-chiffon. One shoulder, bronze crystal and bead embellishments, pleated draping, fully lined. Concealed zip.


Pink Embellished Silk Chiffon Cape Back Gown

Fuchsia silk-chiffon pleated, gold crystal, sequin and bead embellishment, gold embroidery, split at cape back, train, fully lined concealed hook and zip fastening at back 100% silk dry clean.

Purple Appliqué Silk-Chiffon Gown

Marchesa gown: lavender silk-chiffon, double V-neck, twisted shoulder straps, cross-over gathered pleats through bust, silver crystal-embellished beaded floral appliqués, gathering from waist, fully lined. 

Green One Shoulder Appliquéd Silk Chiffon Gown

Mint semi-sheer silk-chiffon one-shoulder strap, pleated, draped panels at neckline and skirt, silver rose appliqués with tonal bead embellishment, train, internal lightly boned bodice, grosgrain support strap, fully lined concealed hook and zip fastening at back 100% silk; appliqué: 100% polyester dry clean.

Beige Embellished Silkchiffon Gown

White silk-chiffon. Gold bead and clear crystal-embellished sand tulle at yoke and cuffs, sheer balloon sleeves, zip-fastening cuffs, gathered waist, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 100% silk. Dry clean.

White Crystal And Faux Pearlembellished Silk Gown

Off-white silk ruffled bust with crystal and faux pearl embellishment, fully lined in silk-satin button fastening at neck, concealed hook and zip fastening at back 100% silk specialist clean.

Green Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Silk Georgette Gown

Teal silk-georgette gown with bead and Swarovski crystal embellishment, embroidered, cutout back, slit at back, fully lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 100% silk. Spot clean.

Black Embellished Silk-Crepe Gown

Black silk-crepe. Fine mesh yoke, crystal, bead and sequin embellishment at bodice, back vent, internal boned bodice, partially lined. Concealed hook and zip fastening at back. 100% silk; combo: 100% nylon; lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean.

Black Embellished Tulle Gown

Black tulle black sequin embellishment, internal bustier, blush skirt underlay, partially lined concealed hook and zip fastening at back 100% nylon; lining: 100% silk dry clean.

Black Sequined Tulle And Silk-Chiffon Gown

Oscar de la Renta gown: black sheer tulle, pink silk-chiffon underlay, silver bead and sequin embroidery, wrap-effect V-neck, spaghetti straps, detachable hot-pink satin sash, fishtail hem, fully lined. 

Silver Floride Strapless Beaded Tulle Gown

Silver sequinned and beaded light-gray tulle, satin underlayBoned bodice, gathered at side, fully linedConcealed hook and zip fastening at side.

Green Sonya Sequined Bodice Silk Crepe Gown

Mint-green silk-crepe. Multicolored sequins, detachable straps, underwired shaped cups, boned bodice, fully lined. Concealed zip fastening at back. Fabric1: 100% silk; fabric2: 100% nylon. Dry clean.

Blue Embellished Georgette Gown

Navy double-layered georgette sequin, crystal and bead embellishment concealed hook and zip fastening at side 100% polyamide dry clean.

White Crystal Embellished Crepe Column Gown

Ivory crepe crystal and pale-gold bead-embellished tulle panels at bodice, central inverted pleat, high split at back, lined from bust and center-back hook and zip fastening at back 61% acetate, 39% viscose; lining: 100% silk dry clean.

Green Embellished Neon Duchess Satin Gown

Neon-citrus duchess satin white bead and neon-citrus crystal embellishment, internal boned and underwired stretch-mesh zipped bodice, two internal grosgrain hook-fastening tabs, fully lined concealed hook and zip fastening at side 87% polyester, 13% silk; lining1: 100% silk; lining2: 84% polyamide, 16% elastane specialist clean comes with optional shoulder straps.


Pale-blush tulle silver beads, neon-pink embroidery, partially lined concealed zip fastening along back, concealed hook and eye fastenings at waist 100% polyamide; embroidery: 100% silk; lining: 91% silk, 9% elastane specialist dry clean.

Beige Embellished Silkchiffon Gown

Eggshell semi-sheer silk-chiffon. Glossed leather petals, beading, longer back hem. Button-fastening keyhole at back. 100% silk. Dry clean.

Red Embellished Silkchiffon Gown

Eggshell semi-sheer silk-chiffon. Ruby glossed leather petals, beading, dipped hem. Button fastening and ties at split back. 100% silk. Dry clean.

Black Embellished Tulle Halterneck Gown

Nude and black tulle. Crystal, bead and faux pearl embellishment at bodice, detachable black leather harness (calf), layered skirt, black chiffon underskirt, fully lined. Concealed zip, hook and snap-fastenings at back. Fabric1: 100% cotton, fabric2: 100% silk, fabric3: 100% polyamide, fabric4: 100% rayon; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean.

Beige Embellished Lace Gown

Stone lace. Sequin and bead embellishment, scalloped eyelash trims, partially visible nude stretch-silk lining. Concealed hook and zip fastening along back. 100% nylon; lining: 96% silk, 4% spandex. Dry clean.

Brown Embellished Silkchiffon Gown

Cocoa silk-chiffon. Silver, opaque and taupe sequin and bead embellishments, off-white and brown feathers (Ostrich), slit at chest, ruffled-mesh details, pleated front, fully lined. Concealed zip fastening at side, lace-up fastening at back. 100% silk; lining: 100% viscose. Dry clean.


Ivory stretch-mesh, silk hammered silver metal embellishments, cream and silver beads, pleats, side slits, lined through body zip fastening along back fabric1: 100% silk; fabric2: 77% cotton, 23% nylon; fabric3: 100% viscose specialist clean.

Courtesy of Lyst.

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