I love making fancy dangle earrings, and I love making elaborate necklaces. What I don't like are the two of them together. They fight for attention as far as I'm concerned. Yes, I know that some people love to pile it on, but I'm more of a minimalist.
Therefore, I don't usually make earrings to "go" with the necklaces that I stitch. Instead, I wait until the buyer comes along and tells me what she wants to pair it with. This may not work for everyone, but it works really well for me. I almost always have a few spare accent beads left over from making the necklace, and often I will just toss them into the bag along with necklace in question. Then, when the buyer tells me what she wants for earrings, I will have the appropriate beads handy. Or, even better, I can pull them out and tell her what I think she should want :-)
Here is an example of a really simply pair of earrings that I just made to accompany a bead embroidered necklace. This necklace isn't my fanciest, but it draws attention, so my customer agreed that I should keep the earrings really simple, with a gold tone, and by the way, she likes leverbacks!
Check out my post on how to make a wrapped loop...that's pretty much all you need to know for making these. The head pins are extremely thin in order to fit through the drilled pearls.
And here is a tutorial on the necklace itself.
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