ISO this very specific earring
November 20, 2018 4:43 AM   Subscribe

I have 3 of this earring, and I want to find a place to buy more pairs of it. I got it in Forever 21 in 2010. The main part of the star is plastic faceted like a gem. There's metal on the back that makes it reflect like and look all sparkly.

I have two that are white and one that's champagne colored. I'm crafty so if I found the same piece not attached to an earring hook I could make it into an earring. Or if I can somehow DIY it by resin casting or something like that, I'd do that too.
posted by starlybri to Shopping (4 answers total)
 
The hole goes more invisibly through rather than piercing it, but the reflectivity and angles suggest diy with Swarovski beads would make a slightly better quality version. Stars here, for one seller.
posted by cobaltnine at 6:27 AM on November 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Seconding cobaltnine that this would be an easy DIY if you find the right beads. In case it helps with search, a fancy-shaped bead with a back-to-front hole is often called a "drop" if small and a "pendant" if slightly larger, and the sparkly effect is from being "foil backed." For instance, here are some foil-back crystal starfish drops from Fire Mountain. A drop-style star is going to be easier to attach with a single large jump ring, as in the earrings you already have, but the side-to-side hole would also be doable with a bit of wire wrapping-- just might be a slightly different look.


If you're buying online, definitely be careful to measure the size you want in millimetres, and check the foil-backed thing carefully if that's important to you: the pictures often make crystals look mirror-sparkly when they're only actually cut-glass-sparkly.
posted by Bardolph at 7:35 AM on November 20, 2018


These are Swarovski, but they're foil-backed according to one reviewer.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:52 AM on November 20, 2018


Thanks for the suggestions to look for beads. I have access to a lot of bead stores, so it definitely is a feasible DIY. I'm excited to go look!
posted by starlybri at 8:53 AM on November 20, 2018


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