I have had my ears pierced since 2nd grade. At one point in my life, I had 9 piercings, but am now down to just 2. I have noticed though that lately I haven't been wearing earrings, and I think this can be attributed to my 2 year old son. He loves to grab and pull anything shiny, so at risk of having my ear lobes ripped in half, I have not been adorning my audio appendages.

I have long had a fascination with large hoops, specifically silver, but lately have seen quite a few beautiful and unique ear accessories. I hope to be able to buy some soon. Here are a few outstanding designers I have come across in my earring search.

Courtney Filer-Dougal, out of Boston, has a beautiful organic sterling silver line that is available through her Etsy shop Eva666 .

I am particularly fond of her stick earrings
These are hand forged and hammered into this organic shape.
They are simple and elegant.

I also love these death star earrings from wildflowerdesigns. They are oxidized to a wonderful dark tone and lightly brushed for unique texture. A dainty ruby bead adds a dash of color the flower's center. She also uses a stamping technique in many of her designs that are equally as intriguing and beautiful.

From Upstate New York, Elizabeth Scott has an eclectic jewelry line inspired by nature and decorations from the past. I think these sophisticated loops from esdesigns are fantastic. The andalusite stone is a subtle neutral tone with angled edges that catch the light and change colors. These would be perfect for a romantic night out.


Helen | Pepperina Press said...

what gorgeous earrings... makes me wish I had my ears pierced! (for a moment...)