The first picture is my version of the earrings, the second picture is Anthropologie's, then the rest of the pictures are mine. They look wayy better in person, a picture just doesn't do them justice.
I forgot to take pictures while I was making the earrings, but I think it's pretty straight forward. Some of you may think they look rather difficult to make, when really they're not. Actually, this was my first wire-wrapping that I did and I'm very happy about the outcome. Okay, I will try my best to explain the earrings without the aid of photos :)
Step Numero Uno:
If you have no experience with wire wrapping (like myself) then take a piece of scrap wire and some extra or crappy beads and just practice lining everything up and whatnot. Once you're comfortable, cut off some of the thicker gauge wire, which I would suggest be gold, but I only had white so that is what I used. Shape the wire using whatever you want to get the bends and curves just right. This step I found the most frustrating because as soon as I would get one curve right, I would screw it up again on the next one. Just take your time. You will need two (one for each earring)
Once you have everthing shaped (don't forget loops on both ends of the wire) cut off quite a lot of the 24 gauge gold wire and get your small beads ready. Starting next to the loop where the earring hook will go, begin wrapping the wire nice and tight close to it to anchor the wire there. Then, slip on a bead and wrap it so the bead is on top of the wire (refer to the pictures). Continue wrapping and adding beads so they are nice and tight and close to each other, and they are all lined up. Do this for one earring, then when you start the second one flip the wire thing so its oppostie the first earring to make a mathching set like in the pictures.
Once you've reached the end and don't want to add anymore beads, wrap the wire through the end loop til about halfway, then add the teardrop bead onto the wire. Somwhow twist the wire back to the loop and finish wrapping around in the loop. When you're done with that, wrap the wire around the base of the loop many time to anchor it and cut off the wire. Make sure the end of the wire isn't sticking out or anything and that it's not going to unwravel.
By now, you should have completed everything for both earrings except the earring hooks, which you can now attach (make sure they are going the right way!)
Proudly wear these earrings and know that all of your hard work can now be enjoyed, and that you will get many compliments on them.
P.S. I hope the directions were fairly clear and if there's an questions post them below and I'll answer them ASAP!