What can people do with glass? We use it to make windows, mirrors, bottles, jars, tableware, tables, covers for watch faces, and more — including, of course, beads. Two distinct items can even be referred to as “glasses” — namely, the vision aid and any cup made from the material. Glass is practical for all of these uses because it is a hardy material in its final form, but can be formed into all kinds of shapes during its creation.
When you start making jewelry for fun or as a business, you'll probably wish (not for the first time) that you were taught the metric system instead of the imperial as a kid.
Did you know that glass blowing started in the middle east around 2000 years ago? Are you curious about the history of Millefiori?