I like crocheting with embroidery floss in the Summer. It's light weight and easy to take a long on trips. I usually just make earrings or bracelets.
If you want to make earrings like the ones here, I suggest you learn to crochet a circle in the round with one of these two great tutorials - http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa091104.htm or http://2good2lose.com/crochetcircles.shtml .
Here's a peak into my process.
The pictures are done with a green DMC floss. I used a size 1 steel hook.
Next, I added some findings and beads that I had sitting around the house. I sewed them on with a hand needle and regular thread. I connected an earwire with a jump ring and VIOLA! A pair of earrings I really liked. I decided I didn't care if they curled a little. Notmally, to prevent curlage (is that a word? lol), I would weave in a bit of jewelry wire under my finishing slips stitches. But these were fab without it.
I'll be back soon with photos of the new dolls!
Thanks for coming by,