Beaded bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, bags, plant holders and more are still going strong in the craft fashion industry. Though the origins of beading date back to the early ages of man, there has been an increasing interest in this field of arts and craft in recent years. Bead shops have popped up in almost every town and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.

Beading can be found in fashion as well as fine art. Artists are using beads more and more to create intricate art pieces and fashion designers have always had a love of beading. Fringe beaded skirts and purses became the rage during the 1920s and continue to allure customers today.

The type of beading available just keeps growing. From glass beads to ceramic beads, to precious stones, there is an infinite amount of selection in styles of beading. Crafters have taken the market by storm, launching bead parties and craft fairs featuring exclusive beaded arts and crafts. So many possibilities exist with beading today that it can get a little confusing.

If you are interested in getting into beading as a crafter you may want to go to your local craft or bead store and take a lesson before investing too much in costly beads. Beading is not for the faint-of-heart, it requires a keen eye, steady hand and much diligence. However, the results can be well worth it in the end. Making custom pieces could even be a profitable venture if you choose to sell them. Or making presents for friends, family, and bridal showers, could save you money in the long run, plus one-of-a-kind gifts are a treat to get, especially when they are well made.

So, get out there and make your mark on fashion, or art and try some beading today!