Since getting into the jewelry on Etsy I have been on a hunt for more gems like the ones I have in the necklaces I bought and it has been near impossible to find anything comparable. But on the positive side there are a lot of other really beautiful semiprecious gems and beads on ebay for very reasonable prices. I can see why some people quit their day jobs and go into business for themselves with jewelry making. If you have the right tools and an eye for design that looks as good as consumer brands have you can make a good profit. I don’t have the eye for it, but it is fun to look. Check out briolettes on Ebay for some inspiration.