Bead curtains are especially good if you want a dramatic entrance to a room. They have been used in Asia for many decades and their popularity in the West rose dramatically in the 1960s. Bead curtains are made from beads individually affixed to the cord. This adds safety so that when a part of it is trimmed, the rest of the beads will not slip off. Materials used for these curtains are bamboo, wood, plastic, acrylic, glass, seeds, faux metals, shells, mirrors and even gemstones. From simple to complex designs, factory made to do-it-yourself, these curtains should be appreciated for the material they are made of, unusual detailing and good workmanship. These curtains also offer a great reflection of style. These statement pieces can spruce up a boring interior. Curtains that are beaded with crystals and gemstones sift through the light that enters the room and give dramatic effects. They also come in different sizes, shapes, cuts, themes and designs.