I decided to use coloured wire, as I knew there would be a lot of wire “showing” in this piece and I also wanted to highlight the red in the component.
Using black faceted glass beads from the thrift bin, I put them on the wire with a loop at both ends. Except of course the larger bead that would be at the bottom.
One of the things that you should make sure you do is have your loops at 90 degrees to each other. It looks neater, and more professional.
Then I connected the eight beads for the bottom.
It makes for a long earring, but I like that style.
BTW, the stained glass component isn’t really glass, I think it’s some sort of resin.