I am going to share with you my frugal tip, buy completed bracelets instead of bead strands if you want to get a bigger bang for your buck!
These four finished glass bead bracelets were $10 at AC Moore, each with more beads than on any strand available in the store for $2.50 each and that also included all the beautiful findings - most have set rhinestones.
Black oval glass beads (96 beads) + 36 set rhinestones
Clear glass beads with aurora borealis coating, also 96 count and 36 rhinestones
This one is narrower then the other three but the smoky topaz shade of the beads caught my eye, there are 78 of them and 26 two rhinestone inlaid bars with three holes in each.
The final one is a mirror like finish silver glass beads, maximizing the reflective nature, also 96 count with 36 rhinestones. I'd say that it was a great deal to get 366 glass beads and 134 rhinestones for $10. I'm not sure what specifically I'll be making with all these beads but now I'm eager to plan with then. Do you have any tips on how to save some funds or make them go further? I'd love to hear them in the comments :)