Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Favorite Thing of the Week ~ Dangly Earrings

Like most girls, I love jewelry. Diamonds in particular, but that is a different story for a different day. I begged and pleaded and was given permission to get my ears pierced when I was eight ~ it was a traumatic experience: I had them pierced in a kiosk in the middle of the mall WITH A NEEDLE in front of a curious crowd that I’m sure was amused by my tears and proclamation that I would be just fine having one ear pierced (the pain of the first piercing was apparently much too severe to risk going through a second time). In junior high, my best friend and I got second holes in our ears, and in high school, I got the then~popular cartilage piercing on different spots in both ears.

Considering my many ear holes, you may be surprised to hear that I don’t often wear earrings. Rings and a silver necklace? Yes. Earrings? Not so much. An ex bought me diamond earrings for Christmas one year that I wore for the duration of our relationship, but when things ended on a sour note, out came the diamonds and my ears went naked. (On a side note, does anyone have any great ideas for getting rid of jewelry from yucky exes? I have two pairs of diamond earrings, a pearl necklace, and a diamond necklace that I will never ever wear again…) Until this past weekend. I discovered some adorable dangly earrings in the gift shop at the condo we stayed at in Vegas, and my ears have been adorned with pretty silver dangles ever since!

I L~O~V~E dangly earrings! They’re fun and sassy and make me feel all fancy! When time allows, I plan on digging out my beads and sterling wire and making some, but in the meantime, I may treat myself to these:

Or these:

Or maybe these:

Which do you prefer? Are you an earring girl? Posts, hoops, or danglies?



Kristina P. said...

I am most definitely an earring girl, and I wear all kinds.

In fact, I've just been trying to incorporate more necklaces into my wardrobe. I don't wear bracelets very often, and I never wear a ring, other than my wedding ring.

Tanielle said...

I wear earrings every day, and all kinds,but lots if silver!!! Love jewelry!!! Send your diamond earrings my way, I'll take them off your hands!:-)

Vivienne said...

I am totally an earring person. I am a big fan of the silver hoop for my everyday earrings. I love the dangly kind too.

As a teen, my parents didn't allow dangly earrings and nothing could be larger than a quarter. (I kept my "real" earrings in my locker at school and switched them out then.)
oooh sneaky!