For the earrings, I wanted a cascading effect so I made up a simple pattern of five rings and two chains. I used the same size 3 crocheting thread. For smaller earrings, use smaller thread. The joining picots use 4 mm beads and the beads on the working thread, of the chains, are 2 mm. The decorative bead at the bottom can be any size (I used 6 - 8 mm beads).
The Piney Woods Tatting is doing a St. Pat's Tats Event give-away, so check out her blog. Rachel does wonderful Celtic-style, needle tatting with beads and buttons. You can also check out here web site: http://www.pineywoodsatelier.com/ .