In the photo above, I've made my choices - using a similar gemstone bead as the 'base' of the earring combination, and smaller beads - and findings - for the remainder of the 'beaded chain'. Note that I have used Size 8 seed beads, also, in the steel gray, clay and white/beige small beads. Ball pins are also used to further decorate the beads - subtly changing them from a 'ball' to a more interesting shape - an absolute necessity, to me, when creating individual bead 'dangles'.
I've also used copper wire to continue the 'coordination'. Copper ball pins, copper links, and even 26g copper wire, threaded through the hole in a Size 8 bead, to create a little 'bling' and break up the 'brightness' of the white - making it a more subtle light-colored combination.
'Wrapping' the seed beads with copper wire took more time than assembling the rest of the earring, but it gives a 'special effect' that I found appealing. After winding the wire around the bead four times, I doubled the wire, put the end down into the hole 'top', and created a doubled loop. I then made a tiny spiral at the bottom of the bead.
I also made my own copper links - which took a bit more time - but I had no copper jump rings on hand - and, again, I liked the little 'glimmer' that the additional metal gave.
To assemble, you put a 'pair' of beads onto the bottom jump ring - with the larger bead in the center. Then, working up, each set of jump rings/beads is attached to the last link. But - be sure you put one of the bead pair on each side of the jump ring link. This keeps the beads hanging in a 'semi-balanced' manner.
You'll notice that it is necessary to fasten the jump rings together in a horizontal - then vertical - then horizontal - pattern. This creates the earring shape - and may help you if you drop the earrings, in progress, and can't figure out where you stopped! ;D
As you work, consider if you need to add or subtract beads to your design. You want the finished earring to hang 'like a bunch of bananas' - with all the 'bananas' fairly evenly distributed from top to bottom. I decided that I needed to double the dark grey bead by adding a light grey bead. I also added a 'steel gray' bead to the clay bead. By doubling the beads there, I was able to 'fill in' a gap at that area.
After all the work we put into wire-wrapped jewelry, it seems only fitting to me that equal consideration should be given to earrings that change a 'necklace' to a 'set' of necklace and earrings. Like powder for your nose, and a touch of color for your lips, they are just meant to 'go together'.
True - this type of earring is much more labor intensive than other simple drops. But for me, it just 'makes sense' to have both pieces as unique as possible - so I can be quite proud of myself when people compliment me, and I can say: "I made it myself!"