"Neolithic stone beads, these were ground or knapped by hand and drilled with a bow drill or similar; the perforations were drilled from both ends to ensure the bead would not break during the drilling process. This can be somewhat seen in the transparent quartz bead."
Italian glass wedding cake beads. Vintage 1940s. 16" strand. Small beads measure 10mm diameter and large beads measure 15mm diameter - See more at: http://beadparadise.com/item/Vintage-Italian-Wedding-Cake-Beads/3617/c183#sthash.Hsu3oq7c.dpuf
Fly necklace. The necklace consists of 46 ovoid carnelian beads, 23 cornflower pendants with integrated loop on the top, and 22 fly shaped pendants with loop attached to the heads. Egypt, New Kingdom, circa 1450 BC, gold and carnelian