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.