My first step was to strip down this horrendously ugly pair of earrings, which I already owned, to get rid of the clusterfuck of O-rings and the weird fishhook clasps.
What remained was a simple gold metal circle and my new stash of supplies from the craft store. I set about putting together a mock-up of what I would make and I had a metallic theme in mind.
For each earring, I secured two crimp beads and a skull bead on a head pin before closing the wire around the original circular earring. I then connected three O-rings in a pattern of silver, purple, black, and ended with a new silver fishhook clasp.