Hi Rusty Dog,
A good place to begin is to find out what size of parts you need. I've posted this list before for my go-to White Bead Gold spinner. The prices are outdated; I'm at work and my updated copy is at home. I buy my parts in bulk; they cost a lot more in small quantities.
If you don't want to invest in a vice, there is a topic on here started by Trout 2003 showing how to make spinners with a homemade vice. It's probably down a few pages.
Making spinners is a lot of fun and I think it enhances the fishing experience.
This example is for making one #1 White Bead Gold spinner (approx. weight: 1/8 oz.).
Supply Item Spinner
1. Single Strand Wire (Diameter .026)
H 548 Foot Coil for $13.10 (makes approximately 2,192 spinners) $0.00598
H 1/8" $44.50 per 1,000 (Solid Polished Brass) $0.04450
H 3/16" $50.71 per 1,000 (Solid Polished Brass) $0.05071
H 7/32" $63.36 per 1,000 (Solid Polished Brass) $0.06336
H 1/4" $76.45 per 1,000 (Solid Polished Brass) $0.07645
H 6mm $15.35 per 1,000 (Plastic Simulated Pearl Bead - Size 6) $0.01535
3. French Spinner Blade
H Size 1 $38.25 per 1,000 (Polished Brass) $0.03825
Note: If bought at Cabela's a size 2 is actually the equivalent of a size 1 Mepps blade.
4. Folded Clevise
C Size 1 $8.99 per 500 (Nickel) $0.01798
Note: A size 1 at Hagen's is a little smaller than a size 1 at Cabela's and a size 2 at
Hagen's is a little bigger than a size 1 at Cabela's. Cabela's doesn't sell brass-colored
5. Treble Hook
H Size 10 $86.52 per 1,000 VMC Bronze 9650BZ $0.08652
Cost per spinner (excluding postage and labor): $0.39910
6. H Hagen's Professional Wire Former $133.45
H Hagen's Prices are from the Hagen's 2010/2011 Fishing Components catalog.
3150 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301
C Cabela's Prices are from the Cabela's 2011 Tackle Craft catalog.
One Cabela Drive
Sidney, NE 69160-1001
Note: The above prices for Hagen's parts include a 10% excise tax where applicable.
Hagen's sells parts in bulk, typically 1,000 pieces. However, they will sell smaller quantities
for a small additional charge of $1.00. For example, if the bulk price is $10.00 per 1,000 and
you wanted to buy 200, the price would be $2.00 plus a $1.00 charge.