Every great item that has ever made its mark in history has all started from somewhere
As tiny as they are, you would think that beads wouldn't have that much of an important backstory, right? Wrong! Did you forget about the abacus? It's only known as one of history's FIRST mathematical tools...and it's completely made out of beads! Some people refer to it as "the first calculator," since it was created LONG before the technology age came along.
It's been documented by several sources that the very first use of an abacus dates back to the days of 2400 BC. Supposedly, it was made with sand and pebbles. The Babylonians used it. Surprisingly, they weren't the only ones who used the abacus. China and India useds abacus' with beads in the first century. An exact date hasn't been pinpointed just yet, but it's been said that the abacus was used with beads by these two countries at some point only two times in a three year period.