Get In Gear

I just couldn’t seem to get myself in gear on Monday.  My husband and I went to the beach (about a 2 hour drive) and I slept all the way to the beach and back.  I love walking the beach and listening to the waves and the cry of the sea gulls, but I got tired sooner than usual.  I went to sleep again right after dinner that night.  The next day I actually fell asleep for a nanosecond while driving.  Scary!  Nothing bad happened, but it could have.  I got home safely and slept all afternoon.  The next day I felt fine again.  What was that all about?

brick red steampunk hoop earrings

Get In Gear Earrings

So that’s the back story for the name:  “Get In Gear Earrings“.  The gear shaped hoops are the obvious inspiration for the name.  But it is also true that on some days it is just plain difficult to get in gear.  I can’t promise that these earrings will actually boost your energy level.  But they sure are cute, and they will probably at least put a smile on your face.

Get In Gear Earrings

Get In Gear Earrings

The brick-red ceramic hoops are handmade by Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio.  I dangled contemporary trade beads and firepolish glass within the hoops and suspended the earrings from handmade brass ear wires.  I picture these earrings with jeans and a matching brick-red scarf.  So get in gear and head over to my new Etsy shop to check them out.

These earrings hint at Steampunk style, without going full-bore in that direction.  Steampunk:  Like it? Hate it? Never heard of it?  Comment below!

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