I love making earrings, and I wanted to make some that used a beading stitch that's not often used, but which is easy to do. Plus, it needs to be easy to embellish!
I started with one earring design and I ended up with three different ones, by making slight modifications. They don't look like they are made with the same basic steps...but they are!
I saw some beautiful jewelry and the owner told me she had made it herself. From that point on, I have explored just about every beaded jewelry technique I can -- bead weaving stitches, loom weaving, stringing, bead crochet, wirework...you get the idea, LOL!