Normally, when I think of earrings that don't dangle, I think of post earrings. But what I was trying to create are earrings that don't hang far off the ear like a normal french hook does. The problem that I hear from some of my friends is that they say their earring holes look like they are stretched out when they wear earrings that dangle - even when the earrings are fairly light. I guess just the motion puts pressure on the lobe and makes it look like the hole is stretched out a bit. If you are younger than 40, just realize that this is a problem that comes with age. : )
I was also trying to make some subtle modifications to the herringbone drop that I posted a tutorial to earlier in the week. Specifically, I wanted
the herringbone weave to frame the bead like a woven bezel and to have it be integrated into the ear wire. I am close to achieving what I was hoping, but I don't like that the accent bead (the lapis or carnelian in my photos) is not wrapped. They look fine on, but I think the will look much more 'finished' if I add a wrap to the top bead too. This may also help cover the earring hole entirely, like a post earring would.
What should these earrings that are a combination of post and hook be called? Pooks?