Material: Bead

Beads are one of the most fun of all materials, since the combined choices of color, shape, material and size make the world of beads just about infinite.
Lake Erie Artists Gallery tells us that, "The history of beads begins over 40,000 years ago, and have been used in jewelry, as currency, for healing, in communication and within calculators for accounting, and used with religious symbols for prayer. Whether as a token, gift, or in jewelry, they were thought to represent status, symbolize wealth and power, bring good luck, help during rituals and in the search for enlightenment. []