I love earrings. I wear a uniform to my day job, so I can't wear all the cool beadwork I own, but I can always wear earrings! Alas, though, I cannot wear posts, because I talk on the phone a lot and posts dig into the side of my neck and irritate the heck out of me. I have become ingenious with earring designs like these that work on wires, thus saving me from unintentional body piercing.
I think the earring making obsession started for me when I was working in a very stressful job. When I would get home, I was usually too wound up and pressed for time to work on a seed bead project, so I began making earrings. We all have a few beads leftover from other projects, and head pins are a "shelf staple" in my studio, much like pasta is in the kitchen. Earring making worked to relax me, and I could make earrings while watching TV with my family. What more could I ask for? I want to share some of the ideas for making earrings that I use whenever I need a quick gift or a quick lift.
Here's a link to the complete instructions for making your won Easy Beaded Earrings.