FireMountainGems.com is one of my favorite online stores. (Note: it really should have the word "beads" in its name, because most of their merchandise is beads - everything from beautiful, handmade glass lampwork beads to inexpensive acrylic.) They have a huge selection of other items as well: ready-made necklaces, necklace and earring sets, as well as beading tools, project ideas with how-to videos, Q&A, plus customer contests. I really like their sales, which are fairly frequent and can offer as much as 80% off - but order immediately if you see something you like, because they sell out fast. Shipping is a flat $5.00 for any size order, and my order got to me in Virginia from their store in Oregon in three days by priority mail. The free gifts included with every order vary - I've received a retractable tape measure, and a plastic magnifying glass - both helpful for stringing beads. My only negative with this company is that it's impossible to get a close up view of many of their beads. All the pictures do have a zoom, but it's only one level and is stationary. Some of the items have a second level moveable zoom feature so that you can see the detail, and this seems like it should be offered for all the beads, since most of them are rather small and have detailing that can't be seen unless in close-up. Ease of Use Needs a close up zoom feature for all their merchandise, not just some.