Nonetheless, I've been watching a lot of college basketball the past couple of weeks – and in that spirit I am writing about hoops. They are one of my favorite earring styles, and as often as not, if you look at #todaysearrings on my instagram feed, it will be a pair of hoops. I have entirely too many to write about all of them in a single post, so I’m just going to share a few of my favorites.
More than any other pair, when I just don’t want to think about earrings, I reach for my Coach huggie hoops. Chances are if you know me, you’ve seen me wear them. A gift from my mother in law many years ago, I love their shape and size; they are incredibly comfortable.
Lately this embossed wire pair from Quiet Time Jewelry has been in heavy rotation because they go so well with the chain I bought for the pendants I've been making in my metalsmithing classes. I certainly didn't need another pair - but when I saw them, I liked them so much that I chose not to resist.
I don’t wear gold jewelry very often – but when I do, I usually reach for this pair of gold crescent hoops that belonged to my mom. Much like my small silver ones – they were her go-to earrings, and I always get a smile on my face when I wear them.
Although most of my hoops are moderately sized – generally no bigger than an inch – when I’m in a “go big or go home” mood, I love these embellished silver hoops. They are hollow – so they aren’t heavy – and fun to wear. I bought them when I was still a student at the University of Virginia, from the J. Peterman catalog – when you still had to fill out a paper order form and mail it in to them – with a check.
|Photo credit: Brooklyn Museum|
|Photo credit: Met Museum|
For now, I will put my blue and orange bow earrings (that I've been wearing to game watching parties) away, and go back to my hoops...
Until next time.