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If you are trying to identify a good online bead store, consider a couple of things. To start with, a good online site will give you clear, bright pictures that accurately depicts each item being sold. The description that accompanies the picture should tell you how many beads are being sold: either the number of beads in the package (glass and metal beads) or the strand length (for gemstone beads). The description should also give the bead size (e.g. a round bead is sized by diameter, such as "6mm"). Really good online stores will often give you additional information about the beads color, cut or condition and tips about how to use them in jewelry making.