I picked up these fantastic tube beads mostly to make necklaces, but I think they also make a terrific statement earring.
I used wire because I don't have headpins long enough to run through the length of the bead. (Hence the charm at the end also.) If you have headpins that are long enough, you can easily do this anthropolgie styled earring.
First, I slid a bead onto the wire, leaving room on each side for loops. I snipped the wire.
I made my loops on either side. Here is my design. Attach your charms and your hooks and then you're done!