Earring Tales: Mardi Gras Whoa


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I can only offer that king of flimsy excuses: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

Piled next to each other on the white cloth I used for beading, they didn’t look overwhelming at all. More like the various shades of Easter basket plastic grass; which is pretty, if bright. Even my test string of “put the colors next to each other” looked fine.

Massed color, though….

Um. Well. Everyone else in the household thinks they look lovely. “Party party!” is the comment I get.

Frankly, I’d be tempted to title them “Bank Robbery Earrings”, because I suspect if you wore these the witnesses wouldn’t report anything else. Eye color? Hair color? Sex? Sorry, Officer, there were these earrings….

(Weary but Bemused Officer: “Note, suspect has ears.”)

Aaaanyway. The next pair is going to be much tamer. Honest.

Mardi Gras Earrings.


8 thoughts on “Earring Tales: Mardi Gras Whoa

  1. Color explosion.

    Well, Mardi Gras is supposed to be overtop in terms of color and brightness? The whole eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we shall all die thing?

    They are a bit like the earring version of Simon Cavins – big, colorful, difficult to ignore, and very good at making themselves a possible distraction.

    Nothing wrong with that . . . and could look pretty cool if you make the earrings the focal point by dressing in neutral colors so that the earrings really pop.

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  2. I’m picturing someone going into a smaller bank in the bad part of town wearing a jacket in those colors. Everyone shrugs it off. (No biggie. We’ve seen worse. About time someone bought that from the thrift store, Bobby owes me a twenty.) Then the guy pulls a twelve gauge out of… somewhere, pulls his hat down and his scarf up, and tells everyone to stick ’em up. It either diabolically clever or running on liquid courage and too many spaghetti westerns. Probably the latter.

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  3. These earings look the way Bacchanale by Saint-Sains from Samson and Delialah sounds/feels. My bard may be a Slytherpuff, but my Ravenpuff Druid needs these earings. These earings are just so much fun.

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