For quite some time I was kicking around the idea in my head of making my own plugs. At the time I had 7/8" lobes and it was very expensive and hard to find attractive ear jewelry. I eventually ended up taking them out and letting them shrink for months. They finally stopped at about a size 0 gauge, which I knew they wouldn't get much smaller but I was secretly bummed because I want to wear pretty girly jewelry too! There really is a lack of pretty girly stuff when it comes to gauged jewelry. I began thinking maybe I could just glue trinkets or buttons onto a pair of my plugs, but decided against it since if I wanted different pairs that would be a lot of plugs to buy and I just don't have that kind of money. I finally came up with a solution and here it is!
I decided to simply glue one part of a snap onto my plugs and the other onto a button. This way I could easily swap out different buttons with snaps on the back and snap them onto the plug!http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings005.jpg
Here is the first step, I hot glued one part of a medium sized snap onto my plugshttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings006.jpg
I then attached the "male" end I guess? to my pretty buttons I found at Walmarthttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings004.jpg
Here they all are, one of them already snapped onto one of the plugshttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings007.jpg
My goofy self wearing the heartshttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings002.jpghttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings003.jpghttp://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/earrings008.jpg
The round ones are actually violet with little prism like specs inside them, and the jeweled ones are amber and light green, but the color is weird on the pics for some reason. The crystal ones are also very pretty, when light hits them from different angles they shine green and light pink.
I'm very proud of them, they are the perfect solution to my problem and I think they are so cute! I also think anyone could use this idea to hide the fact that they have stretched ears for work or school. I'm planning on wearing the crystal ones to all my thanksgiving gatherings this holiday. Should keep most of the family from giving me the same old "why would a pretty girl like you ruin your ears like that" speech.
Hope this was helpful!