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Beads

 

small ornaments that are pierced through and used as necklaces. Since ancient times, beads of various materials have been widespread among most of the peoples of the world. Stone and bone beads appeared as early as the Neolithic age, and metal beads appeared in the Bronze Age. With the invention of glass in ancient Egypt, glass beads began to be widely used. In the Middle Ages glass beads were produced in Venice, Rus’, Middle Asia, and elsewhere. From the 11th through 14th centuries spherical beads of rock crystal and carnelian beads in the form of two pyramids joined at the bases (so-called bipyramidal beads) were used in Rus’. Carnelian was the favorite stone of many peoples for beads, but the form given to it varied from country to country.

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But looking at the old man as he stood quiet with his bead bowed and his eyes cast down, he felt that to relinquish an inch of his baldness, an inch of his grey hair, an inch of his coat-skirt, an inch of his hat-brim, an inch of his walking-staff, would be to relinquish hundreds of pounds.
Besides chitosan, carboxymethyl chitosan can be an effective coating on alginate beads that helps increase the beads' survival rate in gastric and bile conditions.
Beads from a Distance is specifically for children who can not receive beads through a hospital in their area, either because there is no hospital program in their area, or because their hospital does not provide beads for their particular illness.
Beads from India are in great demand in Africa, Europe and Arabian countries, with orders increasing every year.
Richard Smart of Premier Christian Media defended The Prayer Beads App, which has just been released in time for Easter, as "a tactile experience" and "an object to focus on and enjoy".
Europeans first began using glass beads in the 15th century to trade with the peoples of West Africa where beads were valued as currency and signs of social status as well as for personal adornment.
As the largest beading company in China with a worldwide customer base, PandaHall provides wood beads, glass beads, acrylic beads, and beading supplies to retail and wholesale customers.
A variety of large beads such as Czech glass fire polish or 'aurora borealis' beads are also popular for this purpose, and bone or plastic hairpipes may also be incorporated.
In contrast, PSL beads in a water matrix have [DELTA]n [approximately equal to] 0.
From the other end, slide nine 6mm beads onto the doubled wire.
If you use a different shaped template, you can make different shaped beads - be adventurous and experiment.
Valerie Hector, anthropologist and a professional jewelry designer whose primary materials are beads and precious metals.