I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings! I always go through a phase of jewelry preference and now it is earrings. Earrings are such a simple fashion statement! The only problem with earrings is that they cost (in my opinion) too much money. Perhaps I am cheap, but I like to think of myself as thrifty and creative! :)
You could spend anywhere from $12-$25 on a pair of earrings (give or take depending on brand and quality). While I was looking for a cute new pair of earrings at the store I became saddened by the price, until my mind started to turn. Instead of purchasing my chosen pair of earrings, I headed to a craft store and bought a bunch of buttons, 1/2 the price of the one pair of earrings I was going to buy...
And a pair of earring backs. (Ask any craft store for this if you can't find it in the jewelry section. I have seen them at JoAnn's. Michaels, Roberts, and Hobby Lobby).
I didn't want my earrings to have holes and look like an actual button (although that would be cute if it were your style) so I bought buttons with the hole on the back of the button.
My husband has a drill that will take the backs off easily, but for those who don't have access to a drill, I have also removed the back with a hammer. No trick here, just hit the back of the button with a hammer until the back breaks off. (Warning, do not do this on important tables, you will dent the table. Instead place the button on a book you don't care about or on carpet).
Then you super-glue your button to the earring back.
You will have so many options. I have even painted some of mine for fun!