This is an entry for the Etsy/Instructables Sew Useful Contest
see the listing for this item at my etsy shop here
I've created a pair of magnetic Earrings. These are perfect for those that do not have, or do not wish to have their ears pierced. They actually were inspired by my 5 year old daughter. She wanted earrings, but I didn't want her to have her ears pierced, quite yet. My compromise, magnetic earrings. I have a supply of Neodymium Rare earth magnets that I thought would work great. (read about these magnets here
.) These little suckers are strong, but tiny, perfect for keeping earrings on your ears. At first, I wasn't sure if the magnets would work with an ear lobe between them. But, then I learned that they were quite effective in keeping earrings in place. It's amazing.
If my Grammy was still around, I know she would love these. She didn't have her ears pierced, but always wore those clunky clip-ons. Those were fine for her, (everything she did was great) but does anyone wear those things anymore. Why not have a pair of earrings that actually look like you have pierced ears.
These earrings are not suitable for children under 3, as they could remove them easily, on their own and could be swallowed.