I would be very grateful if anyone knew of a website/mail order
resource that offers a good selection (especially tiny ones...about
3 x 5mm or 4x 6mm in the teardrop or flat pear shape).
Hi Julie, www.Earthstone.com has lots of briolettes at reasonable
prices, especially in agates and other opaque stones. Their
transparent, semi-precious brios are a bit on the pricey side for
really good quality. But they do have a nice selection, especially
of tiny faceted teardrops. I’ve never purchased their brios, but
have been extremely happy with the quality of the other beads I have
received from them. If you are willing to pay for the quality,
www.briolettes.com (a list member, I believe) has some of the
loveliest briolettes I have ever set eyes upon. I haven’t had the
good fortune to purchase any from him yet, but I plan to.
Wired Contemporary Jewelry