These beads are very hard to find in our rural area, and when I do find them they are quite expensive. Also, when I purchase them in the stores, I have to hand select them as some of them are not good quality. I searched online for the best price/good reviews and chose Auntie's Beads. I ordered late one afternoon and received them in less than 48 hours! In 32 beads, there was not one bad one--very important as these were going into a fundraiser item. Thanks Auntie!