I've been itching to make some jewelry lately. and after my friend and i went to the Bead it store in Austin, Texas. that is surprisingly large inside compared to what it looks like outside. they had a pretty good collection. A little pricey but that is just because I'm used to buying from bead fairs where the price is closer to wholesale than retail. but I bought a bunch of beads and I'm already on a roll with making necklaces. The necklaces remind me of my abstract illustrations.