For these earrings, I used a pair of my lampwork headpins to make the entire earring.
These headpins were small golden brown leaf shapes on stainless steel. I added a pair of green Indian agate rondelles and some little lampwork cylinders with silver leaf melted in to them, gave the headpin a little spiral loop to secure the beads and formed the tail into a big rounded loop for the earwire. I left the stainless steel heat patinated from the kiln as it went better with the warm colours that way. (I could have given it a quick rub with micromesh to polish it back up). My stainless steel wire is 0.71mm so a little thinner than my usual 0.8mm earwires.
52 little things links
• Craft Pimp Week 35 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk