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How designers are incorporating everyday objects into earring designs

Art imitates life and designers often turn towards art for ideas to fuel their creations. While most designers get their ideas from paintings and sculptures, others translate the form of everyday objects into their works. Maison Martin Margiela, for example, is one brand that incorporates this philosophy into its collections. Case in point: Its candy clutch bag that looks like a life-sized candy wrapper, and the key ring that’s designed to look like an actual key as a ring. While transforming realistic sized objects into accessories, we feel that smaller items such as earrings would be the most understated statement to adorn. Moreover, redesigning an everyday object into earrings makes it easier to match and style with.

Key Ring<br />
(Photo credit: Maison Martin Margiela)
Key Ring
(Photo credit: Maison Martin Margiela)
Candy wrapper bag (Photo credit: Maison Martin Margiela)
Candy wrapper bag (Photo credit: Maison Martin Margiela)

Other designers and brands are also beginning to follow suit, starting strong with their accessory and jewellery range. Small objects such as nails, clips and pins are made in sterling silver and precious metals to recreate modern accessories. These jewellery pieces not only make great conversational statement pieces, they also add a witty splash of humour to your style. Shop on with our list of artful and stylish earrings that are inspired by the everyday item.

 

Silver pin earring by Martine Ali
Silver pin earring by Martine Ali
Silver pin earring by Martine Ali (Photo credit: ssense.com)

Brooklyn-based designer, Martine Ali specialises in designs that feature heavy chains and chunky silver pieces. Though the brand’s signature item is their silver caged bags, the chain-link necklaces are popular choices among her fans. This featured oversized silver pin earring has a minimalistic style and adds a rock and roll vibe to your overall coordinate. Her other jewellery pieces encourages the wearer to explore new ways to wear them.

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Mismatched pearl-embellished hook earrings by JW Anderson
Mismatched pearl-embellished hook earrings by JW Anderson (Photo credit: matchesfashion.com)

JW Anderson creates a classier version of fish hooks as earrings by adding lustrous pearls. If you are after the relaxed nautical look, this pair of hook earrings would go well with your linen striped top or flowy dress. Its luxe gold toned asymmetrical hook design would make a stand-out addition to your stash.

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Nobo clip earring by Ambush
Nobo clip earring by Ambush
Nobo clip earring by Ambush (Photo credit: farfetch.com)

If you are an avid follower of Ambush’s range of jewellery pieces, you would realise that they love toying with the idea of using an everyday object as an accessory. So far, they have created a crushed soda can necklace, beer bottle cap earrings and a padlock necklace. As ridiculous as it seems, this neon green brass peg earring is a popular fashion statement piece among street fashionistas.

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Plaster line earring by Schield
Plaster line earrings by Schield
Plaster line earrings by Schield (Photo credit: luisaviaroma.com)

The most amusing pair among the bunch is this pair of plaster earrings by Schield. From a distance, these earrings will look like a pair of shiny plasters. It has a shimmery surface as the piece is crafted in perforated gold plated brass mimicking an actual texture of a plaster. Pick up this pair of comical earrings to go with your look for a playful twist.

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Silver Soda Lid Mismatched Stud Earrings by Marc Jacobs
Silver soda lid mismatched stud earrings by Marc Jacobs
Silver soda lid mismatched stud earrings by Marc Jacobs (Photo credit: ssense.com)

Leave this pair of Marc Jacobs earrings on the dining table and one would think they are the detached tabs from a can of soda. However, when you look closely, this pair of sterling silver earrings are actually earrings embellished with cubic zirconia detailing. We recommend you to style this pair with a grunge style completed with tartan printed layers for an edgier 90s look.

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Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.
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