Looking For Gold Findings.

Q: The earring findings in the bead catalogs I have are more for costume jewelry. I want to make a pair of pearl earrings for my daughter for her wedding (Jan. 22) that would be of good quality gold. Does anyone know a source that I could find these - fast?!

A: 'Fire Mountain Gems' in Oregon has what you are looking for. I have done several weddings using both their gold and silver findings as well as their pearls. You can reach them at: 1-800-423-2319 It sounds from your post as though you are searching for findings that are 14kt (or higher) gold, not gold-filled or plated. One source I would suggest: 'Rio Grande' (www.riogrande.com). They carry a wide selection of findings, and have no minimum order requirement.