Serena Di Mercione creates the most amazing jewelry - made from Japanese hand dyed shibori ribbons, beads, pearls and crystals.

Do check out her Facebook page at Serena Di Mercione Jewelry - you will be amazed at her talent with a needle.
Serena Di Mercione creates the most amazing jewelry made from Japanese hand
Jan Walker
Kathleen Allen
Raelene Crotser
This stunning Monique Lhuillier gown - from her Autumn / Winter 2013 collection features red silk brocade embellished with bead and crystal embroidery.

The designer's website is at [ Moniquelhuillier.com Link ]
This stunning Monique Lhuillier gown from her Autumn Winter 2013 collection features
Diann Bruce
Judy Lindsley
Constance Paras
This bead embroidered hand screen would have been used to protect the face when near the fire around 1790.

The screen features glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. It has a carved wooden handle and is lined in pink silk.

The central motif of the screen features a hot air balloon. Hot air balloons became all the rage in the late 1700s following the first...
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This bead embroidered hand screen would have been used to protect the
Bonnie Fisher-Marshall
Sarah Agnes Peacock Jackson
Diana Mageehon
This sweet bead embroidered rabbit brooch is by bead artist "Бабушка Бонифация" (Дарья). The rabbit's name is 'Zaya' and she's made from velvet, glass Japanese beads and Swarovski crystals.

Image courtesy of [ Livemaster.ru Link ]
This sweet bead embroidered rabbit brooch is by bead artist Бабушка Бонифация
Jennie Masanz
Teresa Brookshire Duplissey
Jan Walker
This beaded bag is simply described as a 'storage bag' by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

It seems that no matter what our society - people just want to make their every day objects as beautiful as they can.

This bag is likely from Iran and was made in the 1800s.

Image courtesy of [ Metmuseum.org Link ]
This beaded bag is simply described as a storage bag by The
Jo Valenzi Pignotti
Ann Replogle
Uma Rajan
This stunning necklace would definitely make a dramatic statement! The collar has pearls embroidered on to an Ultrasuede base. The dangling flowers are beads strung on to wire and then shaped - the pearl drops have been strung and would move as you walk.

This statement necklace was for sale at the Audrey Jewelry Etsy shop - which, sadly, is no longer operating.
This stunning necklace would definitely make a dramatic statement The collar has
Diane Green
Ann Replogle
Laurie Anne Sims
This bead embroidered casket (box) is as bright as the day it was made in the mid-1600s. This is likely the result of being stored in its original carrying box in which it was kept for over 300 years.

The glass beads have been embroidered to the silk satin ground fabric using linen thread. Once these panels were complete, they were likely taken to a professional box maker to be mounted. ...
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This bead embroidered casket box is as bright as the day it
Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria
Diana Young
Jasmina Higham
Merle Oberon wore this gorgeous champagne-coloured, empire-waisted gown in the 1954 movie Désirée. The costumes were designed by René Hubert.

René Hubert (October 7, 1895 – June, 1976) was a Swiss costume designer who worked designing movie costumes from 1925 to 1964. He was nominated for two Academy Awards, but lost on both occasions - once for Désirée and The Visit.
Merle Oberon wore this gorgeous champagnecoloured empirewaisted gown in the 1954 movie
Violetta Kiikka
Judy Beach
Carol Nystrom
This gorgeous gown is tulle embroidered with sequins and beads of silver and blue to form floral motifs. The gorgeousness continues to the detachable, bead embroidered train.

The gown dates to ca.1910-15 and was made by the Souplets Atelier in Paris.

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This gorgeous gown is tulle embroidered with sequins and beads of silver
Diana Young
Susan Dawkins
Johanne Daoust
This trained (a gown with a train) velvet gown has a bead embroidered bodice with a butterfly motif. The dress dates to 1913 and is made from a lush royal purple silk velvet with silk lace.

The detail of the beading on the sleeves is definitely something that you could incorporate into a blouse. The gown has a label that identifies it coming from "Joseph 632 Fifth Avenue New York."

This...
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This trained a gown with a train velvet gown has a bead
Carol Nystrom
Audrey Page
Judy Lindsley
We're starting a new series looking at bead embroidery. This bag has an inset of tiger's eyes created by embroidering beads onto canvas.

This is something that you could try out yourself - instead of working a piece of needlepoint in wools - you could embroidery with beads!

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Were starting a new series looking at bead embroidery This bag has
Carol Nystrom
Ruth Davies
Karen Benson
This delicate bobbin lace rose is the work of CreaHelga Tatting, Knots & Lace. Lovely, don't you think?

Do check out her Facebook page - there is a lot of eye candy to be seen.
This delicate bobbin lace rose is the work of CreaHelga Tatting Knots
Katherine Brennan
Debbie Trout
Jacqueline Stretton
These silk evening shoes - appliquéd with vintage Venice lace from the 1600s - were created by Pietro Yantorny, ca.1914-19.

Yantorny declared himself to be the "most expensive shoemaker in the world". He was a consummate craftsman utterly devoted to the art of shoemaking. Yantorny sought to create the most perfectly crafted shoes possible for a select and exclusive clientele of the most...
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These silk evening shoes appliquéd with vintage Venice lace from the 1600s
Wendy Andrews
Bernadette Walsh
Mary Towler
These adorable tatted booties are from The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones.

The booties were tatted by Mavis - image is courtesy of the Tatters' Guild of Australia - NSW branch at [ Tattinginaustralia.org Link ]

Read more about this book at [ Goodreads.com Link ]
These adorable tatted booties are from The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones
Faye Erickson
Fiona Trapani
Josiane Loilard
Ceil Chapman crystal pleated organza and lace party dress from the 1950s. This would have been heavenly worn to a chic 1950s cocktail party, don't you think?

Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was noted for creating glamorous cocktail and party dresses and for working with celebrity clients including television and movie...
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Ceil Chapman crystal pleated organza and lace party dress from the 1950s
Carla Stark
Carolyn Stroud
Carol Hodgson
Isn't this a glorious lace gown? It's red lace embroidered with sequins and trimmed in red silk.

This gown is from designer Bob Mackie and dates to the late 1980s.

The gown is in the collection of the Kent State University Museum. Image courtesy of [ Kent.edu Link ]
Isnt this a glorious lace gown Its red lace embroidered with sequins
Tori Gami
Josiane Loilard
Jo Valenzi Pignotti
Summer officially arrives here tonight at 9:24pm. What better way to celebrate than with a beautiful piece of bobbin lace?

This is the work of lace artist Jany Štefkové. Check out more at [ Hkregion.cz Link ]
Summer officially arrives here tonight at 924pm What better way to celebrate
Judy Lindsley
This lace cravat was actually carved from limewood, ca.1690. It's life sized and is an imitation of Venice lace. It was carved by Grinling Gibbons and was likely made to demonstrate his skill as a carver and impress potential patrons.

Image courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum at [ Vam.ac.uk Link ]
This lace cravat was actually carved from limewood ca1690 Its life sized
Daphne Ross
Jo Valenzi Pignotti
Faye Erickson
This Chantilly lace panel is incredibly intricate and features ruins, animals, baskets, flowers and birds. It was made in Bayeux around 1870.

Chantilly lace is a bobbin lace named after the city of Chantilly, France, and originating in the 1600s. Chantilly is typically made from silk thread and is typically black in colour.

You can read more about Chantilly lace at [ Wikipedia.org Link...
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This Chantilly lace panel is incredibly intricate and features ruins animals baskets
Jo Valenzi Pignotti
Bonnie Fisher-Marshall
Elda Almaoui
This delicate lace collar is Swedish guipure bobbin lace.

It's wonderful to look back on our history and see the progress around the world that lace has taken. It's generally thought that lace was invented around the Mediterranean and then spread outwards with travel and trade. From there - local cultures combined their skills with a new technique and invented something unique for their...
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This delicate lace collar is Swedish guipure bobbin lace
Heather Phillips
Mag Mazurek
Leigh Wheeler