A couple of weeks ago I decided to try and make some earrings I saw in a issue of one of my favorite magazines "Crochet Today". They were a bit tedious and I was having a heck of a time, until I realized that my steel hook was nicked, and my thread kept catching on the defect! So, I was off to get a new hook and try it again. This is the result, not hard at all after I got a fabulous new hook! I will be trying these again in other colors and I may tweek the design a little.