I use Darice glass pearls, these are white and have a very satin feel and look. I have paired the pearls with silver plated leaf bead caps with a Czech ruby red faceted glass bead, on a silver plated french hook. The earrings drop 1 inch from the connection to french hook.
For Bridesmaid I can replace the ruby red Czech with your choice of wedding color. Give me 1 week if you need several pair.