While watching the gymnastics competition this year (my favorite of all olympic events) I noticed something wonderful. Viktoria Komova, 2012 Olympics All-Around Silver Medalist, most known for her public cry, was wearing BUTTON EARRINGS!
This is significant to me because I craft and sell my own button earrings. I have to admit that most of the pairs I create are a bit cuter than the simple pair Viktoria rocked at the Olympics. I make all of mine with unique vintage buttons, or natural wood buttons, and I also usually thread string through the buttons to give the earrings a more finished look, but Viktoria’s were cute too!
Here are some of my favorite pairs I’ve ever made.
These retro blue-gray mod 60’s buttons probably take the prize for most the Anthropologie-esque pair. And they looked incredible with the vintage wallpaper I mounted them on!
I had no idea this trend was big in Russia too! Obviously I was cheering on the US the whole competition, but I am happy to have some free advertising from Russia’s most notorious sore loser.
This is definitely my favorite pic highlighting the button earrings. Our champ Gabby giving Viktoria a semi-awkward pat on the back, with a big winner grin on her face. Hilarious.
And while on the topic of the Olympics, I have to give a shout out to my girl Aly, who won gold last night for her floor routine to none other than Hava Nagilla. I try not to use profanity in my writing, but I have to say the only words that can describe that is BAD ASS!
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