I fell in love with this style of colorful earrings made with thread while vacationing in Brazil.  I made a beeline for the earrings when I spotted them near Ipanema Beach.  When I returned home and wore the thread earrings around New York City, I received so many compliments that I started selling them as a side hustle.  

"Let the Sun Shine" thread earrings ($12)

"Let the Sun Shine" thread earrings ($12)

Several years later, the trendy handcrafted earrings are still in fashion and a favorite with big city stylistas and TV stars like “American Idol” Season 7 contestant Syesha Mercado (see below photo). 

(Image credit: Tracy’s Pop & Shop.com, American Idol)