What you need:
2 pairs of pliers (I use needlenose)
Jump rings. I use 18 or 19 AWG rings size 5/32 inches (inner diameter). You can make this pattern with bigger rings, but I like it better smaller.
Assuming you make your earrings the same length as mine, you'll need 10 outer rings and 6 inner rings for each earring.
Note: I'm using anodized titanium rings for the colors - check out my other instructable to learn how to anodize the rings yourself: http://www.instructables.com/id/Anodizing-Titanium-Rings/
Note: you can buy jump rings and earring hooks from www.theringlord.com or www.bluebuddhaboutique.com among other places.
Step 1: Preparation
I'm assuming you know how to open and close jump rings correctly.
First, close all the inner rings.
Then, open all the outer rings.