Earrings as Souvenirs

I think probably my favorite thing about earrings is that they make a uniquely fun, wearable souvenir that will last for decades. 

I always hate when I go somewhere and I just can’t find a good trinket to remember my trip by. Lots of individuals tell me that it should just be about the memories and not to just throw away money on items, but earrings are different. 

I look at them and I remember the fun times. Even more than looking at them, I wear them! Because, why not? Why get something that will collect dust when I could just as well flaunt my souvenirs, matching my shoes or other accessories?  

I have dozens of souvenir earrings that I absolutely love and am excited to share with everyone. 

The first set I want to share is these beauties I picked up at the Shoshone – Bannock Reservation in Idaho. They have a small tribal museum at Fort Hall that is worth the stop. Inside their gift shop they sell local beadwork, like the pair I nabbed. 

The purple, white and gray beaded hearts I purchased in Idaho.

Lakota Hoops

I’m usually not the “hoops” kind of earrings person – unless they are incredibly special and unique. But these are incredibly unique! 

Made by a friend and local Lakota artist, I purchased these beauties. Simple hoops with the Lakota glass beads. 

Unfortunately, I do not know if she’s selling more like this, but should you travel to the Great Plains, get some of this incredible artwork. It’s difficult to do (I’ve tried!) and Native American artwork varies in designs and patterns by tribe. You can really collect some fun, unique designs this way.