Using the 26-gauge wire, make a large wrapped loop, attach the acetate stick and finish wrapping (see Jewelry Basics).
Add one bead cap, one pearl and one apatite bead (optional: use a 3mm light turquoise crystal instead of the apatite) and finish with a wrapped loop. Instead of trimming the tail close, continue the wrap over the next bead.
Using chain-nose pliers open the ear wire and attach your loop.
Repeat for other earring.
2 each #88-440-002-903 Acetate Stick Drop Charm, 39x3mm - Mermaid