I've seen a lot of American jewellery websites and craft books which talk about making jewellery with gumball charms, but until recently, I haven't been able to find these charms anywhere.
But since then I have found esty, which, as well as selling handmade items also sells vintage items including vintage gumball charms.
So I recently bought a few of these charms and they all seemed to scream out "make me into earrings"!!
So here's some of the earrings I have made - all have now been given away to friends.