Yes, pretty shiny things. What's not to like?
Since the party was designated no-gift, if the earring project collapsed in disaster, no social faux pas would ensue, and so a low-stress excuse to get crafty.
Neither complicated nor fancy earrings, I opted for a simple, manageable design. One friend likes elephants, so I had that in mind as I shopped.
The birthday girls graciously received my inexpert but affectionately-created gifts, and I thank them for their friendship, good will, and good times drinking wine.