With the exception of my pompom earrings, I haven’t been using leverback earwires much in my designs. I love their functionality and looks, and I know that many customers prefer them on account of the extra security they provide. It’s just that attaching a drop to a leverback earwire always seemed to create a disjointed look between the two components due to the way leverbacks are shaped, which tends to leave the overall design looking unfinished. Recently I have been discovering many creative uses for Hill Tribe silver printed rings (such as in this bracelet), and they came in handy again this time. Simply placing a couple of them atop a gemstone dangle gives a leverback earring a cover-up and a touch of re-enforcement at the attachment spot while adding a decorative element. I went ahead and made quite a few variations of this design.  

I have always wanted to revamp these Chrysoprase rondelle earrings, so this was it. These “Triplets” earrings are available in peridot, turquoise, chrysoprase and yellow opal. They have an organic, bohemian look to them.

“Droplets” earrings are available with aquamarine “disco-ball”s, labradorite ovals, rainbow moonstone faceted rounds and my personal favorite, rose quartz spiral-cut briolettes. Very comfortable and elegant! I see many more Droplets coming in the future. :-)