These gorgeous stud earrings are extra special as they were designed by my 9 year old daughter, Emerson.
As we were driving to gymnastics last year I asked her if she wanted to design a pair of earrings for the collection, she jumped at the opportunity. She actually had the design finished by the end of the 15 minute ride. That's right, just creativity and cartwheels in one evening.
She said she wanted something that I could wear every day (I wonder where that love comes from...). She said black and gold were my main colors (and she's a Pittsburgher, so of course black and gold), and she wanted a silver circle stud. I'd love to say that I was completely convinced when she described it. The control freak in me really wanted to edit her design but I stopped myself. Teaching her to trust herself and to love her ideas is so important to me, so I have to trust her ideas too. Turns out, she was so right! These studs are showstopping...and I think she gets her love of metal mixing from my mama.
Naming the studs took her longer than actually designing them. She finally settled on a special nickname - Butterbean. My mom has been calling her butterbean since the day she was born and her Gram is the only person allowed to call her that. They have a really special and deep bond and a shared middle name - Lynn.
For 2022, I decided to offer these bestselling studs in 2 glitter options as a birthday celebration.
The silver plated circle bezel stud has handpoured charcoal shimmer resin and gold holo glitter with a clear resin topcoat. Nickel free metal, surgical steel ear clutches. (Gold Glitter/Silver Metal in color choices)
The gold plated circle bezel stud has handpoured charcoal shimmer resin and silver holo glitter with a clear resin topcoat. Nickel free metal, surgical steel ear clutches. (Silver Glitter/Gold Metal in color choices)
Each pair of earrings features handpoured resin and hand-sprinkled glitter. Glitter pattern will vary in each pair, creating a truly unique piece of jewelry for you.
Model is wearing the Calla Stud (same size and shape as the Butterbean Stud) in a discontinued fall glitter.
Read more about Emerson's design process on our blog.