The first pair is new and made from a hand-crafted bead rolled from little bits of re-purposed ribbon and fabric. Attach this little lightweight bead to a couple oddly shaped cultivated pearls, and there you have it! What? A pair of earrings lightweight and one of a kind. 
A friend of mine said about the second pair: "Wow, this reminds me of mountain climbing!" I'm not sure. I think I would've placed the green at the bottom. The top tube is a foil bead in gradated green to browns. Dangling off this precipice are a series of freshwater pearls, dyed brown.

Foiled by pearls