This may be one of the quickest projects I've ever done. I think I completed it while waiting for the hubster to check his hair and put on his shoes before we left the house to run errands, so yeah, maybe 5 minutes.
fish hook earring wires
round-nose jewelry pliers
I used the Martha Stewart beads and pliers, but of course any will work.
String up any number of beads on the head pins. Cut off the extra wire, and twist the end into an eye. Repeat this process for as many "strands" as you want on each earring. As you can see, I only had 4 "strands" since I was limited by the number of beads.
Once all your "strands" are done, hook half of them onto a jump ring and attach to the hook earring. Then repeat for the other earring to complete the set.
Super easy right? And the best part is you can make the clusters as long and as full as you want! I may try this with some of my leftover glass beads next time!