But the good news is that I now have a very good selection of colors; a box of beads outlasts most projects. The bad news is that the bead companies keep coming out with new colors; it's hard for me to go in with the intention of buying one box of black matte size 11° beads and not end up with a few extras in colors I've never seen before.
And don't even get me started with on-line orders! They are so very helpful about pointing me to more beads, in colors and sizes that coordinate with the beads I've just put in my cart; I must confess, I have been hooked that way more times than I care to admit.
This year, I am hoping to actually make a profit. Probably not a large one; but that's my goal. I'm forcing myself to cut back on buying new beads; so far this year, I've been pretty good about it.
It helps that my closest bead store is a good 45 minutes away...