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!).