Beaded Appliques add texture and depth to projects in a chic and trendy way. A bead is a decorative item, often small and made into a variety of shapes. They are made from many different materials, such as stone, shell, glass, and plastic. They feature a small hole that allows for a thread to be run through them. Beads are woven into the fabric of human history, the oldest of which having been found in Lebanon, and are almost 100,000 years old. They originated as an early form of trading, and it is because of bead trading that humans developed language. Beaded appliques utilize these exquisite ornaments to create beautiful decorations for a variety of garments and home decor.