Similarly, I can "dress up" beads using different materials and patterns. One of my favourite is the wire-wrapped beads with herringbone pattern. Below is a tutorial from "beadaholic" that is very basic and easy to follow.
I have most of the materials required including silver wire and the colour beads that will go with my outfit.
|Seed beads, glass beads, pliers, 24 Ga wire, Hook earrings|
Although the tutorial only went as far as wrapping the beads in the herringbone pattern....
I decided to jazz up my earrings with chain and silver seed beads to add visual interest and length.