I wanted to share with you where I get my jewelry findings and supplies. These are some of the cheapest places I know of unless you know of some that I don't know and in that case, please share :)
*********A small tip before I start.... one key to getting good quality, inexpensive jewelry making supplies is to buy in bulk- Buy in bulk whenever possible- all the places listed below have bulk item postings ********
China Findings on Artfire- I've purchased several things from this store and the prices just can't be beat! The merchandise is GREAT quality. The only thing is it usually took a while to get here but I was okay with it considering the price. I notice now on the their profile, it says they are located in the United States so maybe long delivery times aren't an issue now. I will definitely order from them again. They have all kinds of jewelry findings-bails, pendant trays, glass tiles in different shapes, cabochons, cord necklaces, snake chains and much, MUCH more.
Ebay- Because there are so many international sellers, you can get jewelry making supplies for dirt cheap there. I recenlty purchased hotfix rhinestones. They are not swarovski brand but they are comparable and they were a great price! The only catch to ordering super cheap jewelry supplies from Ebay is you may have to wait a few weeks to get them but that has never bothered me as long as I've ordered from a top seller and the price is right.
Etsy and Artfire- These are both great places too.. Sometimes you can find really great deals on these sites.
As far as other supplies for making jewelry like glues, glazes etc. ALL of the above sites have all of those as well. I will update this post if i find out of any more super cheap jewelry finding sources.
Happy Jewelry Making!!!