Sculpture

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, cabachons or other mixed-media components. Other traditional methods of construction include attaching beads to an object with beeswax, glue or a similar adhesive.

BabaYaga by Laura Leonard
1999

Creation and Ms. Turtle By Jacqué Owens
1999

The Emperor and the Bird by Bonnie Bousquet-Smith
1999

Phoenix by Mary J. Winter-Meyer
1999

Huginn by Betsy Youngquist
2004

Dayo the Dead by Jean Campbell
1999