I have received to orders from Dollar Bead and love the beads! The only thing I don't like that has happened both times is the packaging is not done very well. No matter how many beads you order, they are crammed in a small box and the beads are falling off the strings all over the box. I feel the company should have more pride in their products and pack them better. But as I've said the beads are great, just take more pride. RESPONSE BY DOLLARBEAD: WE LOVE OUR BEADS, BUT WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS MORE! WE SHOW OUR LOVE BY KEEPING SHIPPING COSTS AND PRICES LOW .... BIGGER BOXES, WITH STRINGS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED WOULD MEAN HIGHER SHIPPING.