The Sculpture collection of the Museum of Beadwork consists of traditional sculpture, figurines, furniture and home decor items, as well as other 3-dimensional objects. We select items which represent cultures and people from around the globe, choosing artistically significant and unique examples from prehistory into the present.
3-dimensional beadwork is frequently constructed using off-loom beadweaving techniques which use a needle and thread to sew the beads together over an armature. Beaded sculptures often include found objects, cabochons or other mixed-media components. Other traditional methods of construction include attaching beads to an object with beeswax, glue or a similar adhesive. Beads are a unique and wonderful medium because of the variety of layers, textures, and dimensions that can be created using beads. In our collections, we will feature a range of beaded sculpture from the objective to the abstract.
Huginn by Betsy Youngquist