Just because you might want to know, here is a list of some bead and jewelry supply stores I like in the North Los Angeles area.
CGM Findings, 19611 Ventura Blvd. Suite 211, Tarzana CA 800-426-5246
One of my favorite vendors at jewelry shows and online. I've never been to their store location, but I imagine it has to be fabulous. They have a huge selection of wire, findings, chain, gemstones, beads and even some finished jewelry. Tools too. Their bead selection ranges from simple round beads to fine high end faceted gemstone beads. They also have a huge selection of findings beads in a gold, gold filled, sterling silver, sterling silver filled, etc. Monthly specials on their website. Wholesale only.
The Beadiak, 28853 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA (in the Whizin Market Square) 818-597-8020
The Beadiak has a great selection of seed beads, C-Lon macrame cord, glass beads and some pearls and gemstones. They also have wire and findings, but overall, I think they are a bit expensive for most of those things. They carry some specialty items such as glass focals and tribal beads. Offers a variety of classes from lampworking to metal clay to bead stitching. I mainly go there for seed beads and macrame cord.
Creative Castle, 2321 Michael Drive, Newbury Park, CA 805-499-1377
I hate the name of this store since it sounds a bit cheesy to me, but it is a great store. They do trunk shows fairly frequently with some great bead makers. They have a large selection of seed beads and swarovksi crystal, findings, specialty beads (lampwork) and gemstones. Their prices are comparable to most other bead stores, but they have coupons on their website and they used to take competitors coupons (like Michael's 40% off). Sterling Silver wire is available by the foot. Offers a variety of bead stitching and wire working classes. This is a good sized store with a wide variety of beads - so I think there is something here for everyone.
Silver Sky International, 13451 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 818-980-6038
This is my 'go to' place. Great friendly service, huge selection of gemstone beads, pearls, wire and findings. Some seed beads and chinese crystals - as well as pendants, spacers, and other jewelry making items. Most items are from India. The more you buy, the more they will discount. Prices are negotiable from what is on the tag. The gems in the case are fabulous - and you'll find plenty of other great things on the walls and tables. Basic round beads are available for as little as $3 per strand or you can buy ruby, sapphire and diamond beads - many of which are also reasonably priced. Semi-precious wire is sold by the half ounce, sterling and gold filled by the gram. Large selection of copper wire, beading thread, chain and tools too.
Well, that's a start. I'll add some more as I remember them! Enjoy!