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Friday, August 23, 2013

Eminem is gearing up to release a new album this fall and, yesterday, a stark teaser image appeared on his website.

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This image gave me a thrill because my middle finger emoji stud earring was inspired by Eminem’s middle finger technique. While my earring’s thumb isn’t in the same position as the thumbs in the new photo, I still think my earring is an excellent likeness, with good separation between the thumb and the other fingers, as well as between the pinkie and the other fingers.

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Sterling-silver middle finger emoji stud earring. $35. Click to purchase.

The earring on my website is actually the second version of the design. The first one didn’t have enough finger separation to meet with my approval. My manufacturer was amazed that I bothered to redo something this small.

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My own 18K gold earring.

What can I say? I’m a stickler for detail. I worked from numerous old photos. This one was a major influence …

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… along with the one in this post.

Of course, if you’re familiar with emoji, you know that there is currently no middle finger option. That’s why I had to use a model in order to invent my own. I’ve invited the emoji folks to use my design, but I haven’t heard back from them yet. Come on, emoji HQ! The world needs a middle finger emoji!

You can shop all my emoji and emoji-inspired earrings here.

UPDATED AUG. 28, 2013, TO ADD: Click here to buy Eminem’s new Beastie-Boys-influenced single “Berzerk” from iTunes.

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9 Responses to “The Model for My Middle Finger Earring Struts His Stuff”

  1. annemarie says:

    Brilliant! I want one.

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Get one! :-)

      I wear mine every day, pretty much. Unless I’m dressing up big time and wearing another, complicated pair of earrings like my Empress Wu. Those don’t leave room for the stud.

  2. annemarie says:

    I’m trying to buy one but the only shipping option the website is giving me in One Day for $39.75…?

    • WendyB
      Twitter: WendyBrandes
      says:

      Oh no! Let me tell my programmer. WTF.

      I can send you a Paypal. If you’re in the U.S. it’s $6 for priority shipping!

      • annemarie says:

        Ok– I am in the US and I’d like the finger and the fist (jesus christ, that sounds FILTHY!)

        I await the invoice!

  3. Excellent likeness. Eminem would be proud.

  4. stacy says:

    Perfection!
    And who knew Eminem was such a great hand model.
    I imagine him walking around with oven mitts like George Costanza.