A while ago, Pandora bracelets became very popular. I have one, and I love it, but the beads can be expensive. Pandora-style, or large hole, beads can be found practically everywhere now, and many of them are very affordable. It seems as if every craft show I attend has someone selling them, so last fall I started picking up a few whenever I came across them. Rather than adding them to my bracelet, however, I decided to do something a little different, and use them in earrings. This pair is nice and bright--just like the weather here today.
For these, I simply ran a bit of chain through the hole of the bead, attached it to a jump ring, added a crystal, and then attached the ear wires. Here are a couple more designs I created around the holidays.
Several bead supply companies sell these, as well, so stock up. The possibilities are endless!