This first pair was made from a pair of yellow and silver earrings I had. I replaced the silver wires and beads with gold which now makes them a lot warmer and brighter.
I bought these blue sparkly gemstones from Hobby Craft but didn't know what to do with them, I found an excellent wire wrapped design on Etsy and used smaller multicoloured beads with gold wire, they look very elegant for a night out.
I liked the design a lot so made another pair from a beaded bracelet I purchased at a Charity shop. The light green goes perfectly with quite a few dresses I own. I am quite partial to green!!
The butterfly design was a bit of trial and error, I saw the initial outline of the butterfly split into two halfs on Etsy but thought I should embellish it a bit with swirls and multicoloured beads. My only criticism is that I should have made this with thicker wire, as it is really easy to squash out of shape.
I bought earrings just like this from Matalan; the evening I wore them I lost one of the beads off then end, what a waste of a fiver. I made these with beads I already had in my craft box so completely free, a lot more secure and still very stylish.
These two I made from left over sequins and beads. The silver pair worked brilliantly, but I used much too thin a wire on the green pair the keep mis-shaping. The best thing about making your own jewellery if you don't like it you can start all over again.