I love pumpkins, and looking around Pinterest, I saw some fun pumpkin earrings. So, when I ran across some ribbed orange beads at my local bead shop, I knew what I wanted to make.
These ribbed howlite beads came in a variety of colors on each strand, so I picked the orange and white ones out for the earrings.
I strung them on a long head pin (3") so that I could add a tendril to the top. Besides the bead, I also used an antique gold bead cap. If the bead is large, you need a spacer at the bottom, too. And, earring wires, of course.
Use the extra length on the head pin to make a tendril by wrapping it around your round nose pliers.
You can make them in the traditional orange:
Or, try some white pumpkins:
I love the way the dye in the crackling of the howlite looks like real pumpkins. These are just the thing to wear this month and into the next! They make a great gift, too!