I love to buy beads locally -- BUT delicas are very hard to find around here -- especially in all of their wonderous colors. So, its off to the internet to place an order. My very favorite place for bead shopping on-line is Fusion Beads. They have a wonderful selection of delicas (and other things). As I place my order I have to keep returning to my shopping cart and weed it out as it gets fuller and fuller. Ordering delicas is so easy from a color stanpoint as they may be ordered by color or by number. I always save a few beads of any color, with its color number, so that when I reorder I will get exactly what I want.
Above is a picture of a recent order that I received -- what fun to delve through those small packages reminding myself as I go exactly what I had in mind when I ordered that particular color and imagining designs I'd never thought of before. Its very true that 'good things comes in small packages'!!
"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." - Claude Monet