The making of beads was probably practised at Venice from a very early period, but the earliest documentary evidence bearing on the subject does not appear to be of earlier date than the 14th century, when prohibitions were directed against those who made of glass such objects as were usually made of crystal or other hard stones.
In the upper chamber, about half-way between the centre of the base and the apex, was a single skeleton, adorned with beads, copper bracelets and plates of mica; in the lower chamber, directly under the upper and partly in the natural earth, were two skeletons, one adorned with beads and the other without ornament.
She amused herself with the beads until dinner-time, bringing the strings to me now and then for my approval.
The variegated glass beads belonging to Italy were greatly used in Egypt in Roman times, and are like those found elsewhere.
Modern Venetian beads are similarly coiled.
In the XXIIIrd Dynasty beads of a rich transparent Prussian blue glass were made, until the XXVIth.
It may be diminished by introducing clippings of platinum foil, pieces of porcelain, glass beads or garnets into the liquid.
She tied the ends together when she had finished the string, and put the beads round her neck.
A point of importance as to the prehistoric period was scored by the discovery in the same neighbourhood at Gerzeh by Mr. Wainwright of iron beads on a necklace.
First I put on two wooden beads and one glass bead, then made her feel of the string and the two boxes of beads.