I created the following earrings using a couple of beads made using upcycled techniques (see the following link: http://floraeme.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/more-upcycling.html )
The beads are around 16mm and quite large for earrings, so I made the little fan piece underneath to balance them out.
The following earrings are simple slices of background-less cane dangled on a piece of wire with a little AB Swarovski bi-cone. Magic!
My final pair of earrings use slices of background-less cane but one slice is baked flat and turned into a connector whilst the other 2 slices are baked curved and used as dangles. I really like these. Right, I'm off to make some more background-less canes...