Now you get to see the side of my head; very exciting. I made these the other day. They are not meant to go together, but I had them on for testing purposes.
These are both made from sterling; the one in the foreground is 20ga with a swarovski 4mm cube in padparasha color. (I like that word! It's fun to say!)
The one in the background is 18ga wire shaped into a hoop and hammered. I am testing out an earpost incorporating the earwire, itself, as the post. So far, so good, it hasn't fallen out of my ear yet. I think I'm going to give this one a patina in liver of sulfur. (That's a funny word too, I didn't know that sulfur had a liver.)