29 July, 2010

Ear STRINGS?!

My daughter received a pair of these for her birthday recently. She held one out to me and asked if I knew what it was, I didn't. I suspected earrings, as there were two, (I'm quick that way) but there weren't any backs for the posts and I couldn't figure out how they would stay on. She was likewise stymied. A little internet research revealed this: Earstrings or threaders are the newest jewelry trend, designed to pull through the ear they simply dangle, front and back. Live and learn. Who knew?

Life is Good!

15 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Aaargh! Cringing at the thought!

Pat said...

And what a lovely target for chubby lil' baby hands to zone in on......

Anne Heidi said...

I didn't know they made these anymore.... I got a pair from my grandfather for my Confirmation 24 years ago....

Rebag said...

These are so pretty! I have a pair tat a friend in Colo. sent to me many years ago and I actually asked our jeweler about them and they can order them, They are kind of neat!..

Salem Stitcher said...

I'm with Nancy. The whole "pulling through the ear" thing gives me the willies! (They are pretty though.)

paula, the quilter said...

Like Anne Heidi, I didn't know they made them anymore. I have a pair that are about 25 years old: silver (that tarnishes) with jet bobbles at one end.

Libby said...

What'll they think of next? I am SO not a girlie girl . . . . those strings would become entwined in my hair and locked into impossible knots faster than you can blink an eye *s* They are pretty, though. I admire those that can pull off the look.

leigh anna said...

do they hurt to put in? i can't imagine how they would feel!

Nane said...

I don't even have pierced ears...these do look a little scary to me.

Pat said...

At least they are not for your navel.

FashionLoving said...

Debra Shepard has an excellent online catalog of threader earrings.

Lot's of great styles, and photos of celebrities wearing them! They have lots of traditional earrings, too.

Teresa said...

Well they gotta keep coming up with new fads to keep us in the stores! I think they are very pretty.

cindyquiltsOR said...

ouch ... ouch ... ouch.

FashionLoving said...

@cindyquiltsOR

"ouch ... ouch ... ouch."

Not at all! These earrings are so comfortable, you hardly even know you are wearing them, and the chain is so smooth, it glides through your piercings. (I feel like I'm writing a commercial!)

Robin said...

Eeeeeek, that thought creeps me out!!!!! They are pretty, but I can't get past the cringe factor!