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If you are making your first piece of beaded jewelry, you may be nervous about buying online. It feels better to be able to touch and feel the beads and to see the whole range of supplies in front of you when you are unsure of how to begin. Don't be afraid to visit a craft store or buy a book before you set out to buy. Get an idea of what you like. Go online for unique lamp work beads and go online to buy bulk once you know what you want to create. Look for sites that really tell you what they offer, not sites that obviously "oversell." Finally, don't be lazy! Return substandard products to the online store if they don't meet your expectations. Once you do find a company you can trust, be loyal and build a relationship - you'll be glad you did!