A day can be lost at this jewelry supply shop in Dallas. Called 'The Rock Barrel', they have a small warehouse of beads from all over the world.
My favorite part however, is their library of vintage beads and findings. With a little effort and a lot of time, one can sometimes go through and put together a 1930s or 1940s piece of jewelry from beginning to end. All true vintage, all NOS.
Glass cabs, bullet fasteners and Czech beads are in abundance in long, pull out specimen type drawers.
I managed to get a few things for myself and the shop. More on that tomorrow, meanwhile...If anyone spies a long lost piece or bead that they have been looking for...I will go get if for you.
Seriously. Any excuse.