The main glass for beadmaking comes in rod form, you usually buy the rods by weight in a certain colour.
Sometimes with expensive glass I buy it by the single rod, it's not the cheapest way to buy glass but as I'm a part time beadmaker I don't get through enough glass to justify having lots of expensive glass stock sitting around.
In between bead making sessions I use a test tube rack to store rods that I'm currently using so they are to hand, as my test tubes are plastic I need to make sure the rods have cooled down before I store them like this!
Do you use any raw materials in your work or hobby?
If so, how do you store them?