are a fascinating, beautiful creation. They have functioned as currency, gifts, works of art and symbols of high status. They are recorded as being created, traded, and worn as jewelry by the earliest civilized societies, from Egyptians to Romans, Vikings to Native Americans. There are nearly as many types of glass beads as there are colors in the spectrum. Artbeads.com carries a variety of popular glass beads, including Czech glass beads
, lampwork beads
and cat's eye beads
. We also feature many dichroic glass beads
from Paula Radke and hand-blown glass beads
from Fire Designs. Whether creating a necklace for yourself or embellishing a lamp shade, you're sure to find the glass beads you need at Artbeads.com.