I bought these earring during a trip to Toulouse during the 18 months I spent studying in Paris. We were visiting my bf's uncle with a friend and decided to ride bikes around the city. We came upon an outdoor market in one of the town squares and of course had to stop and take a peek. I browsed for a nice handmade souvenir and found these gems at a leather stand. It looks like it's just two pieces of leather, the top layer having cutouts that show the painted layer beneath. I should try to make something like this.
These earring are not only pretty but they remind me of my time in Paris and my fun trip to Toulouse. Of course I'm super attached to these and would be very sad if I lost one!