Before attending a fancy event, my friend asked me to create her some earrings that would light up. I needed to design something that would be lightweight, but I also wanted it to be wearable without the battery for everyday use. I started with a small 3V coin cell battery and built it out from there by playing around with the LEDs until they fit. This is the design I came up with.
Since then, I’ve built multiple sets of earrings for different people, each time mixing up the colors and sizes of the LEDs. I also use this project to introduce people to electronics, because it requires minimal soldering, creates a simple circuit, and in the end, you get to take home a pair of beautiful earrings.