Accidentally dropped an earring down the drain? The easy trick to retrieve it is to grab a vacuum, place the hose attachment and slip the foot of a pair of panty hose tightly over the end. Hold the hose over the sink drain and turn it on. U-bend pipes are often used on sink drains so it’s likely that your earring is sitting on the bend below the basin. The vacuum will easily suck the trinket out of the drain, while the panty hose will keep it from being inhaled into the vacuum.