75 years ago most people pierced their ears at home, young girls going so far as to organize "piercing parties" with their friends; 500 years before that, earrings were the mark of nobility. So while the modern age hasn't brought us the rocket cars we were promised in our youth, we can at least be thankful that the new generation isn't getting together on a Friday night to push hot metal through their earlobes--although they might still put on princely airs from time to time.

The earrings in this series are perfect examples of the quirky, playful, and unique. From retro NES iconography to tiny balls of knitting yarn, there is something here that will please everyone, or perhaps act as inspiration from some guilty-pleasure shopping on Etsy.

#1 Black Cat

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3 years ago

and why cant we boys wear them then?

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#2 Rain Clouds

Rain Clouds

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KoriHiggins 3 years ago

Very pretty.

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#3 Pacman Ear Pieces

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KoriHiggins 3 years ago

Love!

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#4 Ursa Major

Ursa Major

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BlazingFenix 3 years ago

nice!

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#5 Mario Piranha Plants

Mario Piranha Plants

Mario Piranha Plants

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KatieBryant 3 years ago

Wo

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#6 Dandelion Balls

Dandelion Balls

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KaterineHawkes 3 years ago

Have ordered these as birthday

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#7 Space Earrings

Space Earrings

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Viomery 3 years ago

I think it would be better with silver, not gold, but still very pretty. i would wear them ^.^

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#8 Portal Studs

Portal Studs

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JoBarbee 3 years ago

These are sweet!

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#9 Dragon Ear Wrap

Dragon Ear Wrap

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DraugaWitcher 3 years ago

those one never work - I believe they would need to be custom made to actually fit and stay on your ear...

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#10 Knitting Ear Studs

Knitting Ear Studs

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LisaTaylor 3 years ago

Alison Sedei Rowe

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#11 Goth Bats

Goth Bats

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IreneRussak 3 years ago

Omg how cute!

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#12 Long Stem Plumeria Flowers

Long Stem Plumeria Flowers

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Ivy 3 years ago

Brilliant idea!Especially for those who destroyed their ears by experimenting with tunnel earrings(like me)and trying to smartly hide it :-)

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#13 Arrow

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NadiaMarin 3 years ago

Super cool!

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#14 Chain Chomps From Super Mario

Chain Chomps From Super Mario

Chain Chomps From Super Mario

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PitucaVilela 3 years ago

Quiero un par de este!! Como lo puedo conseguir??

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#15 Love Birdie On Branch

Love Birdie On Branch

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KoriHiggins 3 years ago

Adorable!

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#16 Shark Bites

Shark Bites

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Random32 3 years ago

You can get these at Claire's

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#17 Snake Ear Wrap

Snake Ear Wrap

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Melodie 3 years ago

This would also have to be custom made.

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#18 Creature Eye Plugs

Creature Eye Plugs

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AbigailMoore 3 years ago

Ewwwww.....staring competition, GO!

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#19 LED Studs

LED Studs

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Random32 3 years ago

I actually have a pair of these and the batteries die instantly almost

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#20 Screw Earrings

Screw Earrings

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EvaTóthová 3 years ago

screw it :-D

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#21 Labyrinth Movie And Book Door Knockers

Labyrinth Movie And Book Door Knockers

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BeannguaqØksnebjerg 3 years ago

Awesome!

#22 Bat Ear Cuff

Bat Ear Cuff

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#23 Feather Ear Pins

Feather Ear Pins

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#24 Mana And Health Potion Earrings

Mana And Health Potion Earrings

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RachelHLove 3 years ago

soooooooooooooooooo cewl :P

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#25 Lightbulbs

Lightbulbs

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#26 Lord Of The Rings - The One (Ear)ring

Lord Of The Rings - The One (Ear)ring

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CristinaSandu 3 years ago

I NEED THESE! :X

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#27 Living Plants

Living Plants

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earringnut 3 years ago

ok... thats pretty awsome

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#28 Apple Studs

Apple Studs

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BlazingFenix 3 years ago

wow! I really like these, the detail is amazing :D

#29 Dinosaurs

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DharunaPalaniVelu 3 years ago

Did anyone notice that her ears are so pink??

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#30 How About A Seahorse?

How About A Seahorse?

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FayYoung 3 years ago

looks stunning want 1 lol

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#31 Tap Studs

Tap Studs

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TessaKrellner 3 years ago

OMG!! I need these!!!

#32 Octopus Ear Cuff

Octopus Ear Cuff

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#33 Pinwheels

Pinwheels

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#34 Clinging Pikachu

Clinging Pikachu

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Cute Idea but could have been done better :(

#35 From Dusk Til Dawn

From Dusk Til Dawn

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guess 3 years ago

the coolest

#36 Silver Shoes

Silver Shoes

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earringnut 3 years ago

for real wizard of oz fans

#37 Estrogen Molecule Earings

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Oh hey btw here's a link to Etsy... Kind of forgot to give it the proper credit, forgive me: https://www.etsy.com/listing/62444335/estrogen-

#38 Amethyst Dreamcatcher Earcuff

Amethyst Dreamcatcher Earcuff

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#39 Lovely Steampunk Style Hearts

Lovely Steampunk Style Hearts

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MirandaWhitehead 3 years ago

beautiful work

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#40 Monarch Butterfly Enameled Earrings

Monarch Butterfly Enameled Earrings

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LyoneFein 3 years ago

Not Monarchs, but still nice. Not Monarchs, but still nice.

#41 Steampunk Earrings By Pendientera.com

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#42 Night In Forest

Night In Forest

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#43 Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet Paper Rolls

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GeorgiaKatePalacio 3 years ago

For the person in your life that needs to go, all the time.

#44 Maple Seed Transparent Glass Earrings

Maple Seed Transparent Glass Earrings

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#45 Hangers

Hangers

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#46 Chocoholic Cupcake Earrings

Chocoholic Cupcake Earrings

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#47 Raspberry Earrings

Raspberry Earrings

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#48 Cake Slices

Cake Slices

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#49 Frog Ear Wrap

Frog Ear Wrap

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#50 Ursa Major

Ursa Major

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ElizabethMolloy 3 years ago

That's not the Great Bear, it's the Plough, or Big Dipper if you're in the U.S.

#51 Coffeeholic Earrings

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3 years ago

It's homemade. You need two beans of coffee, small drill, parts from old earrings and glue. :)

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#52 Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

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#53 Black Cat

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#54 Agate Gemstone Dream Catcher Ear Cuff

Agate Gemstone Dream Catcher Ear Cuff

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KatieBryant 3 years ago

How do I get some

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#55 Cat-earrings

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#56 Antler Earrings - Gemma Goodwin

Antler Earrings - Gemma Goodwin

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#57 Dinosaur And Dragon Stud Earrings

Dinosaur And Dragon Stud Earrings

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#58 Pistols

Pistols

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thewinterfangirl 3 years ago

WWWWAAAANNNNTTT

#59 Owls Earrings In Mexican Style ;)

Owls Earrings In Mexican Style ;)

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#60 Baby Groot Fanart Earrings By Pendientera

Baby Groot Fanart Earrings By Pendientera

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#61 Wonder Woman

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Via womenyoushouldknow.net

#62 Panda Earrings By Pendientera

Panda Earrings By Pendientera

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#63 Pop-tart Earrings

Pop-tart Earrings

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SarahParsons 3 years ago

Those pop tarts in the background look so deliciously home made

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#64 Duck Earrings

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KarenAlcalá 3 years ago

OMG! MUST have these! where can I get'em??

#65 Fantasy Earcuffs By Mandy - Designed To Make Your Ears Look Magical! Handmade!!

Fantasy Earcuffs By Mandy - Designed To Make Your Ears Look Magical! Handmade!!

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#66 Bullet Casings

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#67 Croissants

Croissants

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#68 Pinwheel Earrings

Pinwheel Earrings

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#69 Beaker And Bunsen Earrings

Beaker And Bunsen Earrings

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#70 Blue Roses Earrings

Blue Roses Earrings

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#71 Owls Stud Earrings

Owls Stud Earrings

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#72 Lightbulbs And Screwnuts Wirewrapped Earrings

Lightbulbs And Screwnuts Wirewrapped Earrings

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#73 Ear Earrings

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ErikaJakšytė 3 years ago

That would look quite disturbing from the first sight just because it looks so real :D

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#74 Cherries Earrings

Cherries Earrings

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#75 Flower/letter Stud

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#76 Penguin Earrings

Penguin Earrings

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#77 Angels Earrings

Angels Earrings

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AthenaisSnaza 3 years ago

I didn't know there was anything geeky about angels. Seems pretty mainstream.

#78 Totoro And Catbus Fanart Earrings By Pendientera

Totoro And Catbus Fanart Earrings By Pendientera

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#79 Cakes

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#80 Golden Chanterelles

Golden Chanterelles

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#81 Maple Pods Transparent Glass Earrings

Maple Pods Transparent Glass Earrings

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#82 Nunchaku Earrings For Ninja Girl

Nunchaku Earrings For Ninja Girl

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#83 Toucan Earrings

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You can buy them on folksy https://folksy.com/items/3292202-Toucan-Earrings

#84 Derp/poker Face Dangling Earrings

Derp/poker Face Dangling Earrings

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FearlessRawr 3 years ago

I need these!

#85 Sky Blue Captured Dice Earrings

Sky Blue Captured Dice Earrings

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#86 Curve Earring

Curve Earring

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#87 Steampunk Elf Ear Cuffs By Tayliss Forge

Steampunk Elf Ear Cuffs By Tayliss Forge

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#88 Morels

Morels

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#89 Fly Amanita Earrings

Fly Amanita Earrings