It must be difficult to cover your expenses at a bead store, because the prices seem outrageous. I guess I’ll continue to buy my beads online, except for in emergencies. The Bead Fairy is better than the other bead store I reviewed. Their selection is more varied, offering different styles to suit almost any beader. They have a better selection of charms, clasps, and sterling silver. Their prices are also better and more reasonable, but still at least double what I pay online. Again, if I need something in a hurry and don’t want to wait for it to be shipped to me, I go to The Bead Fairy. The staff is pretty helpful, and if you need help designing a bracelet, or putting beads together, they are willing to offer up assistance.