It may just be that Blogger isn't the big pain that I was accusing it of being last night. A pain, yes, but just not as big of a pain as I thought. I think I may have caused part of yesterday's problem. Not being totally familiar with my new camera, I took pictures with huge file sizes, which caused them to take forever to load. I hope that you, too, don't have to wait too long for the images below to appear on your screen.
I made the following pairs of earrings out of one of the "secret" beads I was so excited about the other day. The oval-shaped bead is glass and is very delicate, but the color and shape were so stunning to me that I couldn't pass them up. Here are my first three attempts with them: