May 3, 2010

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By: coolboy On: Monday, May 03, 2010
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  • A bead is a small, decorative object that is pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under a millimeter to over a centimeter or sometimes several centimeters in diameter.

    History of beads

    100,000 years back people use shells as jewelery ,

    40,000 years beads have been made from pebbles, shells, teeth, claws, clay, glass
    under the Roman rule, the beads and technics spread through trading especially from the 15th century onwards when the world was flooded with European beads.

    From 15 century to till date beads getting more popular, where ever u go in this u will find that country traditional beads.

    uses of beads

    beads are used for decoration purpose , it is used in interior designing , used in jewelery designing, used in garment designing ,

    Types of beads

    Bugle beads

    Chevron beads

    Cloisonné beads

    Dichroic beads

    Ethnic beads

    Faux natural beads

    Furnace glass beads

    Fire-polished beads

    Fused glass beads

    Hairpipe beads

    Lampwork beads

    Lead crystal beads

    Lucite beads

    Millefiori beads

    Pressed glass beads

    Seed beads

    Tagua Beads

    Trade beads or Slave beads

    Vintage beads


    1. Gorgeous and informative post, darling!
      I especially love the glass beads!


    2. My sister loves beading, I'll be sure to forward her this post!

    3. Teeth??? :-/
      Oh the Cloisonne beads are beautiful...

    4. fab post x

      High street + Couture =