When I want some special bead or wire for one of my projects, I go to one of my two favorite shops: Beads & More in Woodbury and Will-O-Wisp Beads & Boutique in Milford. Both Sharon at Beads & More and Kira at Will-O-Wisp love beads and jewelry making and really know their stuff. I've taken workshops with both ladies and they've helped add to my skills. You should really pay them a visit and see what they have to offer!
I'm relatively new to jewelry making, having created my first pieces in 2009. Putting together beads and wire to bring something new and pretty into the world feeds my soul. I hope you find something here that speaks to you.