Accessories

The Accessories collection consists of personal adornments that are non-clothing and non-jewelry. Items such as hats, gloves, shoes, purses, etc. The permanent collection housed at the Museum of Beadwork contains examples which represent cultures and people from around the globe, as well as throughout history.

While beaded decoration and embellishment of these items has been occurring for centuries, the early 1900’s saw a major boost in their production. Domestic bead embellishment of personal accessories has always been a household practice. The industrialization of this practice created a influx of beaded fashion production after the turn of the century leading to many new developments in the techniques of beadwork in general. 

Millions Of Cats by Mary Fraser
1999

Phoenix Rising by Delphina
1999

Edwardian Steel Cut Shoe Buckles
1920's

Beaded Shoe

Insanity by Sherry Serafini

Point De Beauvais Purse, made in France
1930's