What are beads made of?
In modern manufacturing, the most common bead materials are wood, plastic, glass, metal, and stone.
What are beads used for?
Beads have been used by cultures, religions and subcultures for personal adornment, communication and trade across the world. Today, we see beads used in artworks, jewellery making, embroidery, costume design and much, much more.
What is beads as a ornament?
bead, small, usually round object made of glass, wood, metal, nut, shell, bone, seed, or the like, pierced for stringing. Among primitive peoples, beads were worn as much for magical as for decorative purposes; hence, little variation was allowed in their shapes and materials.