Woohoo! Made my first pair of earrings and they are not awful. Learned a lot (I think they call them "jump rings" because they jump out of your pliers when you least expect (or need).
Here's a picture as I finished them:
But I don't think I'll keep them this way. Am wearing them now to see how they feel. I believe they're a bit long and jangly and will probably take out a jump ring or two and probably one of the extra dangles -- probably the star.
What do you think?