And here's how earrings ended up in this seamstresses' shop...I usually wear a pair of studs in my ears and I wanted a new pair for my birthday. I searched on Etsy for a bit and then remembered that the last pairs I bought had bothered my fairly sensitive ears. So, I decided I would make some, thus insuring the quality of the post (I used sterling silver plated and they are great - I can wear them all day and even forget to take them out at night and no irritation). Then it turned into making a few pairs because of the quantity discount on the posts and backs and all of the cabochons I bought were sold in sets of at least four and some had as many as a dozen. I didn't even realize what a cabochon was until I was shopping for them.
I've never made jewelry before, but I have a feeling this isn't going to be the last time - they were so fun to make. Simple and rewarding...this might be what happens every time I want a new pair of earrings. Priced at $6 per pair or 3 for $15.