Messy Monday:

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Today I’d like to focus on beads and jewelry making. I’m a bead collector and occasional designer (novice though I am). I scour sales racks and clearance aisles at various stores, gathering the bits and bobs that catch my eye.

Recently I found and thought I’d share my experience.

A sample of my haul from

A sample of my haul from

At I managed to find  a variety of beads, jump rings, and even these cute little coffee cup charms. (Squee! I love coffee!!)

Coffee charms? Yes, I do believe I will!

Coffee charms? Yes, I do believe I will! offers a wide variety of inexpensive beads (some less than a dollar per string/bag), as well as a selection of findings and doodads that will have you filling that virtual shopping cart with one of each.

Here are a few more reasons why I’d recommend shopping this site:

– The website is relatively easy to navigate.

– The delivery is fast and the shipping is reasonably priced (flat rate, so you may as well place a big order).

– The site offers a refund or replace with similar item option in the event of out of stock items.

Are you a bead-o-holic? Where’s your favorite place to procure your jewelry making necessities? Tell me. I neeeed to know!


Happy beading!