It was hard to tell from the original picture how everything fitted together for wearing – I’d wrongly assumed the words were the butterfly – but no, the earrings come in three parts – the stud, the word with holes to slide onto the stud and then the butterfly. It was also a concern that the low price (£3.50) meant that the quality of the metal would cause problems..but I think that’s where these earrings have proved such a success..
The way they’re designed means you can use your own good quality stud earrings, then customised with the slide-on words….pure genius! I went back and bought some additional designs as well for mixing and matching (the flowers and the claws are new) though the words remain my firm favourites.
(The new earring box is a pill box from Muji..perfect for storing all the little bits together)
I couldn’t resist this extra pair of earrings even though you can tell how badly they’ve been made by the fact that the pearl is on the same side for each earring. Short trouser mistake. At least I only wear one earring at a time and wear something else in the other ear, like the ‘love’ design..and so far no bad ear lobe reaction..though I fear it’s only a matter of time..
But they were made to be joined with these..
So now all I need is a rather fabulous proper gold jewellery designer to run with this idea and start making proper witty versions so I can wear them forever and ever and ever..
Laters, Kate x