Contact Metalliferous in New York, phone (212) 944-0909. They have a
base metal findings and metals catalogue for $5. Brass, Copper,
Nickel, Bronze, Aluminum. I don’t think they carry earrings, but they
do have the other stuff you want. (They also have a silver catalogue
with some neat hard to find stuff.)
Rene Roberts on the coast in Mendocino, CA, where this week I am
taking a fabulous weeklong workshop with Andy Cooperman at the
Mendocino Art Center. Foggy, but who cares?