The earring is probably the smallest piece of handmade jewellery that you have in your collection but I bet it is the piece that you have to most of. They have been worn by both men and women for centuries and now they are one of the most popular fashion accessories.
Like other forms of handmade jewellery earrings can come in everyone’s price bracket and they can be as cheap or as expensive as you like depending on the material that they have been handcrafted from. They could be crafted from precious metals and gemstones and these pieces will be at the higher end of the scale or they could be earring designs that have been made from glass beads and base metals offering us fashion designs that can be afforded by everyone. These are cheap enough for us to treat ourselves on a weekly basis or we could by a special pair as a gift for a friend. If you are thinking of buying a piece of this handmade jewellery for a friend first establish if they have pierced ears or not.
When you come to search the stores for these handcrafted earrings you are going to find that your choice will include everything from simple plain hoop in precious metals sizes from 20mm to large gypsy style that are very popular at the moment to more intricate designs set with semi-precious and glass beads, pearls and crystals. You will get small stud designs that will sit close to your ear and will have been set with a cabochon bead. These cabochon beads come in many shapes, round, oval, square and oval and will have a smooth polished cut or a faceted cut so that they can catch the light. These are available handmade from glass and semi-precious stones like Tigers Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jade, Agate, Jasper, Amber and many other beautiful semi-precious stones.
One of the nice things about earrings is that they can be worn for every occasion and there is a design that will fit everyone. If it is a ball where you will be wearing a beautiful of the shoulder ball gown then a long pair of chandelier earrings that have been set with faceted crystals will look amazing and they will reflect the light onto your face. If you are looking for something for work then a pair of studs or a small drop can be appropriate for this and you will find these styles made from semi-precious stones and also handmade glass beads and will come in many colours to compliment your outfits. If it is a pair of earrings to wear casually then there are many fun and funky designs that you have a choice of. Hoops large and small, fun designs handmade from buttons, long dangling designs made with feathers and ones with charms of very design that you can think of.
There are very many earring designs that are popular at the moment but vintage designs seem to be what people are looking for and you can find new earrings that have been crafted in a vintage style or you can search local markets, charity shops and online auction sites for genuine vintage pieces and some of these are very reasonably priced and you know if you wear these pieces that you are not going to see anyone else wearing the same designs and they will look unique and original. You can achieve a truly individual look by adding some vintage style earrings to your handmade jewellery collection and you will be able to find these pieces at very affordable prices.