Marti Conrad came up with a great idea to shorten them........so I did. I like them better short, but then I prefer short earrings. In a spirit of "waste not, want not" the wire cut from the long sides were fashioned into dangles.
This pair is made with Ingrid Mueller's "stoney" beads. I love the matte glaze that she used on these. These "Beaded Buckets" are listed HERE.
This version is just 2-5/8" long
Sophie, I am still planning a discussion on crimp covers.