I got into making beaded projects and jewelry, but got frustrated over the lack of supplies at alot of craftshops. Usually what I found was cheap quality. Planet bead has a huge store and a great staff. They will always find just what you are looking for. They also have a large selection of different colors of austrian crystals and lots of solid silver and sterling silver beads and jewelry making supplies. They also will give you instructional sheets on haw to make lots of different things. i was very impressed with the store, and their prices were actually better than alot of the online wholesale websites, and with out the $70 minimum order.