Some of my favorites are Agates, Amazonite, Amethyst, Aventurine, Black Onyx, Botswana, Carnelain, Citrine, Chrysocolla, Chrysophrase, Dumorite, Feldspar, Garnet, Iolite, Jasper, Kyanite, Labrdorite, Moonstone, Moukaite, Peridot, Phrenite, Turquoise. You can find most of these beads in the pieces in my Etsy store. http://www.obtp.etsy.com/
I use all Sterling Silver findings in my jewelry unless noted and Hill Tribe Sterling Silver is one of my favorites. They have such unique pieces. Here is a pair of their ear wires.