Stuff done: Earrings

I’ve had a grand plan to make a pair of faux-earplug earrings for quite a while now. I bought this pair of cheapo mundane earrings at Target a while back:

And then looked at this miniature:

And while you can’t see it too well (perhaps if you squint?), that lady has on an earring (probably a plug-style for stretched earlobes) that is a gold ring similar to my cheapo earring, ringed in pearls.

So this past weekend, armed with a nail, a hammer, some wire, some glue and a lot of pearls, I ended up with these:

(Actually, I can take no credit for this. Kannanbala did some of her own a while back and I shamelessly copied her idea. With great success.)

Even more closely, here’s one:

And while these are cheapo, their construction is similar to many other real pieces of jewelry, some of which I saw at the When Gold Blossoms exhibit at the Carlos Museum at Emory (if you can see it, go! it is good).

The backs are not so lovely:

But they will be hidden. These are remarkably sturdy, and stay on all day (I tested them). Now I can ditch the gaudy costume pair I’ve been wearing.

I’ll be sure to post photos once I’ve got them on with my whole ensemble (I’ve got a new veil and tassel belt, too!).

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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