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Playing around with Woven Beads & Fashion Illustrations

Posted on January, 7 2019

Playing around with Woven Beads & Fashion Illustrations

So I've been obsessed with bead-work lately, bead weaving in particular. Over the past few months I learned a couple Basic bead weaving stitches and practiced A LOT...

Over time I was able to make a colorful geometric collection of woven bead pieces to turn into jewelry. But before that happened I just wanted to play around with my pieces some more. Since I love fashion illustration and haven't done that in a while I decided to combine both passions and use my bead pieces over a hand drawn illustration to form dresses.. scroll down if you want to see the results:

Turquoise and Blue are one of my favorite color combos, the pattern is inspired by Bedouin tribal heritage BTW.

Turquoise and Blue are one of my favorite color combos, the pattern is inspired by Bedouin tribal heritage BTW.

Close-up. You can see more details of the bead weaving here. And yes, the thread is still there since I needed it to finish the work!

Close-up. You can see more details of the bead weaving here. And yes, the thread is still there since I needed it to finish the work!

Originally created as earrings these small pieces were fun to play around with.

Originally created as earrings these small pieces were fun to play around with.

I just love the texture of beads! I think it appears more from this angle.

I just love the texture of beads! I think it appears more from this angle.

Typical tribal hexagon serving as the center piece here.

Typical tribal hexagon serving as the center piece here.

And one final close-up

And one final close-up


By Rehab Nour

Freelance lifestyle writer, fashion designer and craft maker who is in deep love with all things mythical, folkloric and genuinely beautiful.