AirPods were part of the biggest meme to come out of 2018 into 2019. People who had them were flexing them in unbelievable ways, while the not-so-lucky ones were making fun of those people. It was pretty much a giant AirPod mess.
One designer decided to take things up a notch. Gabrielle Reilly decided to make a fashion statement of her AirPods while also being convenient!
“I’ve been thinking about earrings ever since I got them – I’m so scared I’m going to lose the AirPods. I’m not the kind of person who loses earphones easily, but my tragus earring tends to push out earphones. I think that scared me the most. But I needed AirPods because my cat kept chewing through all my wired ones. I made a necklace to attach them to at first, and since I already had that, making earrings was a natural next step.”
Reilly named them “AirRings” and are now selling them online! They’re only $20, and she handmakes them herself. You can also choose what metals and jewelry she uses as well. Pretty smart!
Moral of the story here is: profit off of a meme if you can!