I'M SORRY. SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THE LIST AND IT IS GONE. Unfortunately, I did not have a backup.
I love to buy beads. I also love getting a great deal on beads!
I've searched the web and found almost 100 places to buy beads online so far! I've visited every one one of these sites and looked around at what they have to offer. As is typical with any item, some have better prices than others. But some have a better selection than others. It all depends on what you're looking for, and what you're willing to pay for it.
My criteria for certain items is knowing what the best prices are, and what I've paid for things in the past so I have an average price in my head that is reasonable to me. I know what I've paid for pearls and gemstones at bead shows, and although you can't always find maybe that exact deal all year round, you CAN find some pretty good deals online, if you look for them. In looking at these sites, I've found that the best prices on crystals (using 5301 bicones at 144/pk as an example) anything under $12 is a good price. Some sites offer free shipping, some offer volume discounts.
So if you're ready to go shopping online, take a look at my online bead store database. If you are looking for a certain type of item you can search for it in the "Products" field and narrow down the list of stores.
Your feedback is much appreciated! If you'd like to let others know of your experience with any store, or if you just have comments in general, please use the Comments section to post feedback!
If you know of an online bead store that should be added to this list, you can add it instantly! In order to do so, please become a member (it's free) of The Beader's Resource Guide. If you don't want to join but have a store you'd like to recommend, just post a comment and I'll get it added.
*important to note - I've listed mainly US stores, some in Canada, China and India that offer shipping to the US.