Last Saturday I discovered a wonderful little booth called "Jen's Crown Jewels" at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville, FL. That morning I was feeling kind of down, having lost one of the sterling silver earring I had made for the faire. So my niece and I set out to find some sparkly things to put me in a better mood. Which is how we came to find Jen's booth. Her booth had many styles and colors of jewelry to choose from. She helped me find a pair of cuffs that matched my Lord of the Rings inspired dress perfectly! For the past few weeks I have considered getting an ear cuff just to try out since I have never worn them before. Now I have two gorgeous ones that are hand-made! Over the past few days I have realized that I enjoy wearing my ear cuffs more than traditional earrings. Unlike tradition earrings, the ear cuffs are NOT piercings so they do not cause the problems that wearing earrings do. For me wearing earrings has always been aggravating, since most earrings cause my ears to turn red and itchy. Usually I am only able to wear earrings for a few hours, but I can wear my ear cuffs all day comfortably, without any issues! I usually forget that I am wearing them.
The Princess Ear Cuff:
This ear cuff is hand-crafted from nickle-free sterling silver and features a lovely green cat's eye bead. It is light weight and comfortable. Due to its shape, it gives the appearance of pieced ears. The Princess Cuff is available in sterling silver for $18.00 and in gold for $20.00. Cuffs are available in the following beads: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Garnet, Opalite, Black Onyx, Hematite, Tiger's Eye, Amber, White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Blue Cat's Eye Glass, Lavender Cat's Eye Glass, Green Cat's Eye Glass and plain silver or gold beads.
The Small Beaded Ear Cuff:
This smaller ear cuff is also hand-crafted from nickle-free sterling silver and features an intertwined green cat's eye bead. It is very light weight and very comfortable. If I am not careful, I often forget to take this one off. The Small Beaded Cuff is available in sterling silver for $6.00 and in gold for $8.00. This cuff is available in the following beads: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Garnet, Opalite, Black Onyx, Hematite, Tiger's Eye, Amber, White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Blue Cat's Eye Glass, Lavender Cat's Eye Glass, Green Cat's Eye Glass and plain silver or gold beads.
My Personal Opinion:
Personally, due to my allergies, I have found ear cuffs to be a wonderful alternative to traditional earrings. They are light weight and comfortable. But more importantly, they do not cause allergies issues with my ears! If you are searching for quality hand-crafted jewelry check out Jen's Crown Jewels at http://jenscrownjewels.com/ you won't be disappointed!