i actually had a pair of wooden ball earring in the my jewelry box that i rarely wore. as i did more research on the designer pair i realized that they were wooden domes as apposed to full balls, but i knew mine would work.
then for the color. i debated for a while what medium to use and then settled on nail polish. it was the perfect choice. i picked my favorite color out of my collection...essie turquoise & caicos and set to work painting only half of the ball. and here is my finished kate spade knock off earrings!