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Many online bead stores host photos and short articles with ideas and photos of finished pieces submitted by their customers. These are very valuable resources for information, technique and for inspiration. They will also often host a directory of their beads, semi precious stones and gem stones to tell you about their color, origin and typical uses in jewelry making. Don't just get stuck on the shopping pages of your bead store online, dig in to the site, you just may find ideas that will lead you to your finest masterpiece!