All was not lost, for the Erickson Beamon/Target jewelry collaboration was much better (www.target.com). To soothe the hurt over the McQ disappointment, I got a pair of earrings and 'S' got a cocktail ring.
Yup, this collection is not for the faint of heart. And these are fairly tame pieces. The very sparkly costume jewelry collection looks like someone went over board in the craft room at summer camp... but in a totally awesome way. Some details were cheap looking but overall it's worth getting your hands on. My favourite was a necklace with a giant glittery wrecking ball. The picture below does not do it justice but it is really big. Unfortunately, it's $50 and with the crappy exchange rate... not really worth it.