World on a String graphically tells the story of one of humankind’s smallest yet most significant creations, the bead. Tracing the amazing 100,000-year-old saga of this tiny object, the book is a stunning photographic essay of collectible beads woven into wearable art. Showcasing beadwork in exotic cultures and highlighting the best of contemporary jewelry design, the book is a unique companion for bead lovers and collectors. Accompanied by a comprehensive text, World on a String takes the reader on a dazzling journey around the globe that both delights the eye and enriches the mind. The book will appeal not only to those interested in history and exotic travel, but especially to those captivated by the latest innovations in beads, personal adornment and jewelry crafting.