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Selecting your beading supplies

Make a list of the basic jewelry making supplies you will need based on the design or pattern you have selected. This list should include tools, such as beading pliers and glue, as well as supplies, like china beads or clasps, and miscellaneous items, like containers for supplies or bead boards.
Visit several local or online crafts stores so that you can browse and compare offerings. Using your beading supplies list, do price comparisons on basic tools. For decorative items, such as beads, visit a number of stores if possible, so that you can browse a wide selection of offerings.
Consider purchasing a jewelry making kit. Aside from relieving you of the worry that you may have forgotten some supplies, these kits come in a wide price range, cover many types of popular jewelry making and usually come with a booklet and patterns to try.
Select and purchase your supplies based on price, attractiveness and suitability for your project. Remember to factor in the cost of shipping when you purchase online.