I've been bitten by the Ice Drop Bug. Ice Drops are tatted using florists beads in the centre, The beads are quite heavy and make a nice ornament.
I put a brooch pin on the back, size 20 makes a 3D brooch 3.5 inches across tip to tip.
The pattern is by Diane Cademartori and here is a link to a free pattern. You may know her as Lace Loving Librarian.
The choices of color combinations are endless and I searched my stash for something smaller to use as earrings. I found some shank buttons and was able to twist the shank off without too much damage.
I used a size 30 vintage Coats thread and kept the stitch count the same as the brooch. I only did rounds one and two of the pattern. I added a jump ring and the earrings sit straight on. They are light and look pretty from both sides.
Thanks to Diane for the inspiration for these earrings.