In my introduction to wire-wrapping class, the teacher told us to get a Thunderbird catalog, so we could see good prices for tools and supplies.
Well, I have just received the latest Thunderbird catalogs and I am very happy. If you just get the tools and gems catalog, you will be able to spend many happy hours browsing and drooling.
The gems in the catalog are mostly high end, but, still, it is very useful to see good pictures of the different stones/gems look like.
The silver beads/findings/elements are all superb.
The gems, stones, and wire selections are amazing.
Get a catalog – if they charge you for it, consider it the best wish and idea book you will have ever bought.