Before there was an internet buying beads online was not an option for anyone interested in the highly popular craft of buying beads and making their own jewelry. The convenience of simply going online and ordering didn't exist. Well welcome to the golden age of bead buying!
Start with all the choices of beads there are online. All you have to do is Google a term such as “buy beads" and you will find an aray of “stores" that sell beads. You will also be able to see pictures of the different types, shapes and colors of beads to choose from.
Next comparing pricing of beads is much easier when done online. You are much more likely to get a bargain when you can compare prices of beads within seconds simply by browsing the different stores online that sell them. No going back and forth through different catalogs or even walking or driving to different stores to find out where the bargains are. Can anyone say “time consuming"?
Another advantage is the fact that you can easily find what material the beads you are looking for are made of. Whether you are looking for wood, glass, ceramic or even bone beads you can find them with a simple online search.
Places online like Amazon will also allow you to see and buy accessories to the beads you purchase. Seed beads and wires are just two examples of items sold online along with the beads you purchase.
Back in the day if you went to a certain store to buy beads you wished to make a necklace with yourself you may not have found the accessories needed to start your hobby or craft. Then you would have to go someplace else or wait for the store to have them back in stock to make your beads into whatever you desire.
Nowadays online stores can be out of stock too but then you can just go to another online store and get what you need to complete your purchase. And you don't even have to leave your chair to do it!
These are just a few advantages to buying beads online. The simple fact that you save so much time shopping online then going out or even looking in a catalog makes buying beads online for the most part the way to go.
Of course there will always be the “I want to feel it in my hands" crowd and that is fine. Whichever way you choose to buy beads hopefully you find what you are looking for with ease. Happy shopping!