No matter how old you are, your mom has to gleefully accept your handmade gifts. It's just a rule. My mom has always been good about this and even still carries a little woven yarn wallet that I made her when I was just a wee thing. I think she uses it to hold tissues.
So, when I find myself a little uninspired as far as gifts so, I break out the beads and make mom some earrings. She never buys them for herself, but who doesn't like a few more accessories?
These are just as simple as can be. The glass beads struck me as something she would like (she loves roses) and the simple sterling ear wires don't detract from the shape and detail. Oh, you'll also see that I used a single pink sequin between the headpin and the bead. The hole was much too large for all of the sterling headpins, but I couldn't find any beads that wouldn't overpower the lines of the bead. The flat sequin is almost invisible from the front and unobtrusive otherwise.
The backing card was clipped from my stash of vintage wallpaper. I wish I could find more of that beautiful grasscloth!