There is a store called Swallow near my house that my sister and I love. Cafe Sheri, I think it would also be your favorite store! Filled with the works of local and international artisans -- from glass to pottery to jewelry and more -- it's one of those shops worth the visit even just to look at the new and beautiful things they offer. And over the weekend, Jen and I stopped in and saw these gorgeous tribal wood earrings. Must. Have. Now.
We were shocked when we saw that the prices started under $20! We both bought two pairs. While they appear that the thick wood goes through our ear lobes, it's an illusion -- there is a regular sized post that goes through your piercing. These are both in a dark brown wood, but they also had a blonde and a rich maple wood, with many different styles. Swallow doesn't sell online, so if you're not in the Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, area and like these, I found some similar earrings online.
Hmm...I might have to get another pair!