I’ve been so focused on making the keychains and keychain style earrings for women that I totally forgot that I actually wanted to make earrings for men so I could make some for myself. I finally figured out how to make the studs out of the plastic lanyard “gimp” by only making a couple of stitches before gluing them and sticking them to plastic studs.
This is the pair that I made for myself, I made another pair to sell. When I was a kid, my parents bought me a pair of Vans with the black and white checkered pattern and for some reason I’ve been a fan of the checkered pattern ever since. I made one in every color, except for orange because when I mix the orange with black, the orange is translucent so it turns brown. It’s not pretty. So I have red, yellow, green, blue, purple and white with black. I made them in all those colors to sell, but I will be making myself one in each color.
I also have a pair in silver and a pair in gold. The silver is a solid silver ribbon with a mirror finish in clear gimp. The gold is different though in the sense that it looks gold, but it’s sparkly. When you look at it and tilt it, you see the little color spots seem to change color with the lighting. I honestly don’t know how else to explain it. I would have liked to have bought some solid gold like the solid silver with the mirror finish, but they didn’t have any. They had the same type of silver as the gold, but I wanted solid silver.
These studs aren’t just for the studs, ladies can wear them too, of course. I also have the Breast Cancer Awareness pink color in solid pink, pink and white and pink and black. Anyone can wear those actually. You don’t have to be a woman to wear them, you can be a man who wears them in solidarity, or whatever reason you have for wanting to wear them.
I am quite proud of my ability to make these earrings. I have listed them on Etsy for a mere $3 a pair. I didn’t want to ask too much for these earrings because I am not a professional, these are just a hobby and the only reason I am selling them is to help pay for a new bicycle so I can start losing more weight with Noom. Which reminds me, I’m going to make some solid green earrings for myself for when I start riding my future bike.
So to respond to the men who have asked for earrings, here you go. If you would like a specific color combination, there is a link in every pair of earrings listed for requesting a custom color. Just tell me know which two colors you would like and I will make them.