1 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.• (beads) a necklace made of a string of beads.• (beads) a rosary.
2 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.ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Blush semi-sheer silk-chiffon. One shoulder, bronze crystal and bead embellishments, pleated draping, fully lined. Concealed zip.
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.MARCHESA
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.MARCHESA
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.MARCHESA
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.MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
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.MATTHEW WILLIAMSON
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.NOTTE BY MARCHESA
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.OSCAR DE LA RENTA
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.OSCAR DE LA RENTA
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.PAUL & JOE
Silver sequinned and beaded light-gray tulle, satin underlayBoned bodice, gathered at side, fully linedConcealed hook and zip fastening at side.RACHEL GILBERT
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.ROBERTO CAVALLI
Navy double-layered georgette sequin, crystal and bead embellishment concealed hook and zip fastening at side 100% polyamide dry clean.TEMPERLEY LONDON
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.VALENTINO
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.
Eggshell semi-sheer silk-chiffon. Glossed leather petals, beading, longer back hem. Button-fastening keyhole at back. 100% silk. Dry clean.
Eggshell semi-sheer silk-chiffon. Ruby glossed leather petals, beading, dipped hem. Button fastening and ties at split back. 100% silk. Dry clean.
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.
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.
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.
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