glass beads, in the 10 mm size and the 6mm size. Artbeads.com has a great selection of glass beads in general, and venetian glass beads in particular. They are so pretty that it's hard to choose! And they have this style bead in a variety of colors, I also like the peridot and aquamarine!
But my favorite thing about the earrings is the little cluster of tiny little silver flower buds! The individual bead charms look like this: They are an adorable little silver flower with a loop on the back.
And then there is this tiny little bud that goes with them so beautifully:
I played around with them some, unsure of how I was going to use them, but when I saw how cute they were when they were all stacked together... I knew that was how I would use them! I used four of the tiny flowers plus a bud on each earring, and they are SO fun to wear!
Artbeads.com has tons of charms to choose from, and as I was looking through their selection, these little ones were the ones that jumped out at me. And since Artbeads.com has so many colors to choose from on these Venetian glass beads, this pair of earrings could be made in a variety of great colors. Wouldn't they be cute in a combination of aquamarine and peridot? I think so!