I call the main earring section of my Etsy shop "For Your Ears Only", with a secondary section devoted to pearls. I've been busy in the ear-mode, with a sampling above. Mostly semi-precious goodies including turquoise, peridot, amethyst, tourmaline, blue goldstone, garnets and of course, pearls, get a hearing at WillOaks Studio.
I know earrings aren't for everyone, but here's my deal--I got my own ears pierced when I was twelve years old. You see, my mom, my sister and I were guinea pigs for a new "ear piercing tool" before it could be put into "general use." I remember so well the hype about how painless it was supposed to be--a little gun that shot a sharpened post right through your earlobe, quick and easy, just like that.
Well, I have ALWAYS had a needle-phobia and no way I believed the painless part...so, being a smart little kid, I walked around with a couple of ice cubes on each earlobe--front and back--to sort of numb things BEFORE I subjected MY ears to this little experiment. Whew, it wasn't too bad after all, and I've been wearing all kinds of earrings ever since.
And then, making my own earrings started pretty early as I figured out how to take apart ones that I had and to reassemble them to become something new and different. And how far I've come, because now, the possibilities are endless! Ladies, lend me your ear.....