Express Yourself With Bead Crochet
Toni Rexroat is the editor of Crochet Me
Bead crochet edging for a cozy winter shawl from The Beaded Edge.
Embellishing for self-expression is not a new idea. Generations of women in diverse cultures have used crochet edgings to communicate emotions or decorate their clothing and accessories.
In Turkey these decorative edgings are called “oya” and are used to decorate beautiful scarves, which are often worn for traditional or religious occasions. A beautiful and touching collection of traditional Turkish edgings are compiled in The Beaded Edge.
Beaded crochet edgings are an easy and quick way to infuse a garment with your personality. Play with thread color and bead type to make a top a little bit steampunk or add a touch of sophistication.
To get you started I will share with you one of my favorite beaded crochet edgings, Lace Flower, from The Beaded Edge. So go ahead; choose your favorite thread and beads and use this traditional Turkish edging to express yourself.
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