Ball Variations
These two balls were made the same way as the holiday balls. In the first picture I used 6mm bicones. I made a loop on the wire, added one bicone, the ball, and then another bicone. I finished it off by making another wrapped loop at the top.

In the second pic, I used 4mm bicones, but I used 6mm for the added bicones on the top and bottom.
In this necklace, I used seeds and a lighter color crystal for the center.
I then finished it off by adding a larger bicone to either end, strung it on wire and it became the pendant for this necklace. :)

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These two pairs of beautiful earrings were sent to me by Kelle Veverka and this is what she wrote:

I made a pair of earrings for myself and my young daughter. I wore the gold ones, and she wore the silver ones.
I followed your directions using 4mm fire polished faceted glass in green and a reddish purple. Then instead of trying to improve the form I added the gold or silver balls in the spaces left by the RAW. I used clamshell bead tips instead of a seed bead loops, and I used longer bugle beads. For my daughter's earrings I added the wire component, but since I used 4mm beads I had to reinforce and tighten the edges of the bead ball so the component wouldn't fall through.

Thanks Kelle!  They look fabulous!