I have been making beaded necklaces for quit a few years now. In the past I have made most of my necklaces from hemp and would make really thick braided necklaces that would have a large glass centerpiece. When I was making these type of necklaces I would spend 90% of my investment on the showpeice bead in the middle of the necklace.
However, recently I have been working more with bead work and have looked around to find good places to purchase beads and now use http://www.jewelrysupply.com/
to buy the Swarovski Crystals and pendants that I use. Most of the time I use the rope or wire I acquire right out of a local Wal-Mart.
I was wondering if others here have a place they like the quality of jewels and pendants that I may look at to expand my design line?
Thanks for any and all responses.