Decide or find the jewelry project that you would like to create. Find out what kind and how many lampwork beads you will need.
Look on auction sites and craft stores online. You will find many options, and save the ones you like under your bookmarks.
Study the pictures of the lamp work beads well. Be sure that that the
quality is in good shape. Look for any chips, cracks, or breaks that
might be present. Everything should be completely smooth without any
Ask the seller any questions you may have about the lampwork glass beads. If they do
not get back to you promptly or do not seem knowledgeable about their
product, that's a bad sign. You should look elsewhere in that scenario.
Also, check out any online stores with the Better Business Bureau if
they aren't a nationally reputably company.
Determine your jewelry making budget and how much you would like to
spend on lampwork beads. Quality lampwork beads are higher, but are more
durable and have longer lifespan. The cheaper lampwork beads may come
with chips or weren't handmade correctly. While it is not necessary to
spend hundreds of dollars on lampwork beads, you do want quality ones to
use in projects-especially if you plan on selling your creations.
Have your credit/debit card or checking account available. You will
need these items to make your online purchase. Record your purchase and
print out your receipt after checkout to have for your own personal
records. Be sure to take back any purchased merchandise at china beads wholesale stores should you
question the quality or making of your lampwork beads.