I've been doing some playing with my latest pattern for Adorn, Butin Earrings... want to see?
This first version is done with 28 gauge silver wire with 6/0 and 8/0 triangular Miyuki beads. It actually took me a few tries to get them right as the wire was a bit finicky to work with... I ended up getting some great support from Colleen and this book. The trick? A fair amount of tugging and massaging to get the wire to relax into shape.
This version is done with Habu Silk Stainless Steel in Violet with Miyuki 8/0 triangle beads and Magatama 4 x 7mm fringe beads. These I absolutely adore and plan to make more!