Thank you all! Unfortunately I don't have any in progress pictures, but next time I make some I will be sure to take pictures, or you can just go to the tutorial I'm posting below. The orange ones do look like orange slices to me. I really like using variegated embroidery thread, it gives the earrings a more trippy look.
All I did was convert this awesome tutorial I found online for Dorset buttons:http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42688/how-to-make-dorset-buttons
It was easy as adding a little hotglue or a little extra yarn to convert them to earrings.
Also, I believe to save the time and aggrivation of dealing with looooonnnngggg strips of embroidery thread, I crocheted the thread around the metal hoops instead of using the wrapping method described in the tutorial at the link.