I originally made these for the Craftster beading challenge, then realized it probably wasn't the type of thing they wanted. These earrings are basically a beaded representation of scoliotic spines with S-curves.
(The rest of this is just why I felt the need to make these, so feel free to skip the rest of this post if you don't feel like reading it.)
Scoliosis has basically run my life for me for the past thirteen years. I was five and having back pain, so my mother got me a mattress pad and that was the end of it. I got a physical the summer I turned eight and found out my scoliosis was past the cutoff point for surgery. Because I was so young, I got a Boston brace for it. I had the surgery when I was twelve. Long story short, the surgery was messed up, and so I ended up with chronic back pain. I've realized scoliosis is pretty media-shy, so I've been coming up with ways to try to get people to know about it, including writing articles, making things like this, and blogging about it occasionally.
For those of you who don't know (if you're still with me), scoliosis is the bending and twisting of the spine into basically what those earrings look like (for an S curve) or into the top or bottom half of those earrings (for a C curve). If you're interested in getting more information, go here!
Thanks for looking!