As I was thinking about how happy the little ceramic cubes look in today's earrings, I all of a sudden remembered another type of cube from my childhood. Sugar cubes! "Back in the day" there used to be sugar cubes, in bowls, at restaurants. The sugar cubes were all wrapped up in paper, like tiny, little Christmas gifts!
Waiting for your food in a restaurant was boring, so as kids we'd use these tiny cubes of happiness like blocks; building towers and fortresses made of sugar. Of course these days kids keep themselves entertained with electronics, but when I was a kid, little cubes of sugar could become castles or rodeo rings, with a bit of imagination.
Nowadays little cubes of ceramic can become earrings, with a bit of imagination on my part. I've had these ceramic cubes for nearly 15 years! I guess I've just been hoarding them. I put matching green "dog bone" shaped beads at the bottom of the cubes and topped them with brass, glass and tiny orange rubber O-rings. Now I can wear tiny cubes of happiness from my ears!