Actually although I make it sound like stud earrings are the next logical progression from the lapel pin, I have been working on these stud earrings for a much longer time. It has taken me a long while to come up with some good designs as these are so much smaller than a lapel pin.
In fact I have been reminded of the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” I am too impatient to make large beads as it takes longer to melt the glass. Well, these are much smaller quantities of glass, but the designs are also correspondingly smaller and more difficult—it’s a smaller canvas.
Each earring is small and light: about 10-12 mm in diameter and weighs about 2 grams. They are secured with clear rubber disk earring clutches (backs) which keep the earrings secure and flat on your ear lobes.
Here are some pretty cute ladybirds (ladybugs to our American friends).