Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's A Miracle

As I write this (a few days before you read it), I am wearing the same earrings that I wore the previous week.  One of my readers mentioned earring cushions.  Quite a while ago, I bought a package of cushions and I used them once or twice.

I really should use them more often.  Maybe all the time.

Cushions look like this when scattered on the table:

See the pocket top, esp on the lower right cushion

They have a rounded side and a side with a little clear vinyl pocket on the flat side.  You slide the inside part into the pocket.

It looks like this on an earring:

That line diagonally across the clip is the top of the pocket.  They probably touched the picture up a bit so the pocket looks absolutely clear.  That actually makes it harder to see what you're getting.
My earring is a bit different, with a inner pad that folds over so it fits on like this:

Just the round bit goes into the pocket

and looks like this:

There are several styles of cushions, but I think they're all pretty much the same.  I saw packages with one pair for $6.50, three pair for $10.00.

But I bought this one, three pair for $2.49 at Amazon.

And I wore those Torquemada earrings for nine hours  (without the cushions, I had to take them off after about 90 minutes) and I couldn't even tell I had earrings on!  Once or twice I checked to make sure they didn't fall off.  I only took them off because it was time for Meg to go away for the night.


  1. I must get some! it's that or ear piercing, or both.

  2. I'll have to pick some up. I had NO idea there was a way to make clip ons comfortable. I thought it was a "no pain, no glam" proposition. :-)


  3. I'm going to have to look for these! Ordering online isn't an option for me, though...what kinds of stores have you seen them in?


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