So I open up my laptop this morning and I've got a couple of emails from http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/ Christine sends out a newsletter semi-regularly and there was this really cool earring wire tutorial on it. http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/earring-wires.html Very simple and pretty easy to do. I've made earring wires that are similar to these in the past. I'll have to play around with it. Instead of 20 gauge wire you could also use eye pins if you can get the right length and gauge.
Now I just have to make my pasta salad for the party tonight.