Thank you for all your nice commenst! you make me feel blush
ragadyanne400 - The birdies are not really beads, they are actually meant to serve as little party embellishments, I bought them in the crafts shop at the party decorationsection (there where you usually find little hearts for weddings, little plastic baby bottles, etc). They are made of a very soft light material, like foam, I just did a hole with the pin and added the wire to hang them.
Pink Kitty - yes, that is Mary in the middle. You can not see on the pic but on the other side is a pic of our Lady of Guadalupe. The necklace on the second row has as well images from Mary and Guadalupe, plus a rhinestone cross, it is not easy to see on the pic.
andreaturtle - I was not really thinking on balloons, but as I was almost done making the earrings, I could see as well a bunch of balloons there and I liked them even more. All the beqads are plastic, so it is very light to wear them, they are one of my favorites too!
shinycopperpenny - Thank you! Yes, I took some jewelry making classes, or better to say, i *tried* to take them, but I did not learn that much there, the silver smith is really not my thing, I guess
, plus for a reason I like much more to wear fashion jewelry than the real - sometimes more 'plain'- jewelry, so I better left the classes, got me some books (beadweaving and fashion jewelry making books) and I think the books helped me the most.