A jewelry bead is a small, decorative object that is usually pierced for threading or stringing. Beads range in size from under 1 millimeter (0.039 in) to over 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in diameter. A pair of loose beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells, approximately 100,000 years old, are thought to be the earliest known examples of jewellery. Beadwork is the art or craft of making things with beads. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread, strung onto thread or soft, flexible wire, or adhered to a surface (e.g. fabric, clay). We offer a large collection of cheap loose beads, such as Lampwork Glass Beads, European Beads, Crystal & Glass Beads, Gemstone Beads, Pearls and many more, enjoy the great discounts we offer.