I had made a necklace with these funny little components, and Amy had suggested that alone they might make over-long earrings, so I made an abbreviated version.
Apart from being shades of grey and therefore awkward to photograph, it was an excellent idea, and I like the way they turned out, though my choice of a teardrop bead at the bottom was perhaps less inspired, as they tend to not want to hang straight. Something with a straighter shaft would have been better, like a dagger bead. Probably one of the cute little miniatures.
I'd had the idea for a pendant using one of these components for a while, which turned out exactly as I'd anticipated. I think it could easily be adjusted to accommodate big-bottomed teardrop pendants too - in fact that had been my initial vision, but somehow I was seduced by the shiny.