I love fresh water pearls. Their irregularity make them interesting and challenging. I had those chandelier earring bases in my bead stash for the longest time and finally figured what to do with them when I sorted everything out to pack for the big move and made those just before when sold our townhouse. I just never got around posting about it.
They are fun and go with just about any outfit. The only downside is they are a bit heavy so I might replace the hooks with clips.