Beads are small, beautiful objects that can be shaped in a variety of ways. Thousands of years ago, beads were woven on strings, as well as other types of threads, to produce jewelry pieces in numerous ancient societies. You can get beads in practically any size, shape, colour, and metal. From small ones that are only a few centimetres long to enormous, hefty ones. Long gold-filled oval plain beads work well as dividers, as well as the main point of a bracelet, earring, or necklace.