Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Earring Revamp

Last Friday, I took delivery of some kidney shaped earring fastenings that I had ordered from eBay.  I love these fastenings and have used them on several pairs of earrings in the past to create a dangly earring with a secure fastening.  Lately though, these earrings have been looking a bit worse for wear and the silver colour has worn off the fastenings with repeated wear and cleaning using surgical spirit, so I decided to order some more and give them a revamp.

I paid about £2 for 40, which is far more than I need and very inexpensive, as this included postage.  Once they had arrived I set about attaching them to my earrings.  Here's a few of them.

There's the lips. 

I love these as they are just so kitsch.  I often get admiring comments about these earrings.  I can't remember where I got the charms, eBay, I think.

Then there's the bows, which are cute too.

The spotted beads which I made up myself using another triangular fastening many years ago.

And finally there's the hearts.  Great for wearing on Valentine's Day.

I had a look around to see what new earrings I could make using them and made the following:

My current favourites are these green drops. (I'm wearing them today).   Ideally, they need a gold coloured kidney fastening, but I'm happy to make do with the silver.


  1. They're great, I really like the round green ones.

    I never wear earrings, even though I've had my ears done since I was about 5 (yeah, my mum's like that). I would like to get back into it but I never remember to look for earrings when I'm out, thanks for the reminder!

  2. I must admit that I feel naked without earrings. My daughter on the other hand begged to get hers pierced last year and now never remembers to put any in.

  3. Fun earrings. I had my ears re pierced about five years ago...and those studs are still in !

  4. I wear different types of studs most of the time, but enjoy a bit of fun with my earrings sometimes. I