Each rough-hewn bead is then strung together with hundreds of others in anticipation of the grinding process. The entire string is held against a grinding wheel, typically made today from silicone carbide material and electrically powered. The bead maker gently holds the string of beads against the turning stone and allows it to begin chipping away at the outermost edges. Just how much the beads will be worn down depends on the bead maker's goal.
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