Glass Beads have been made for about 9,000 years. They come in all shapes, colors, finishes, and appearances. Glass Beads were more than a craft, more than an art. They were equivalent to money, and were traded. We merchandise these most fancy Glass Beads. Most often, these are pressed Glass Beads in many shapes, sizes and colors. We've tried to include a wide variety of beads here, including many wonderful ovals, faceted ovals and the like which can be used in many of your creative beading projects.