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.

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Black Cat

Black Cat

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Mario Piranha Plants

Mario Piranha Plants

Mario Piranha Plants

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Dandelion Balls

Dandelion Balls

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Space Earrings

Space Earrings

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Viomery
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Dragon Ear Wrap

Dragon Ear Wrap

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DraugaWitcher
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#12

Long Stem Plumeria Flowers

Long Stem Plumeria Flowers

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Ivy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#14

Chain Chomps From Super Mario

Chain Chomps From Super Mario

Chain Chomps From Super Mario

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Shark Bites

Shark Bites

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#17

Snake Ear Wrap

Snake Ear Wrap

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#18

Creature Eye Plugs

Creature Eye Plugs

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#19

LED Studs

LED Studs

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Random32
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#21

Labyrinth Movie And Book Door Knockers

Labyrinth Movie And Book Door Knockers

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#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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#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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#28

Apple Studs

Apple Studs

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BlazingFenix
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#29

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

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#30

How About A Seahorse?

How About A Seahorse?

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FayYoung
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks stunning want 1 lol

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah and why scale them up?? Seahorses are sooo small.. just keep them small it would be way cooler if you ask me

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#31

Tap Studs

Tap Studs

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#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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EmilyMacRae
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7 years ago

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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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#36

Silver Shoes

Silver Shoes

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#37

Estrogen Molecule Earings

Estrogen Molecule Earings

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Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#40

Monarch Butterfly Enameled Earrings

Monarch Butterfly Enameled Earrings

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LyoneFein
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#41

Steampunk Earrings By Pendientera.com

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
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#51

Coffeeholic Earrings

Coffeeholic Earrings

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Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Black Cat

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#54

Agate Gemstone Dream Catcher Ear Cuff

Agate Gemstone Dream Catcher Ear Cuff

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#55

Cat-earrings

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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#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

Wonder Woman

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Panda Earrings By Pendientera

Panda Earrings By Pendientera

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#63

Pop-tart Earrings

Pop-tart Earrings

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SarahParsons
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those pop tarts in the background look so deliciously home made

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#64

Duck Earrings

Duck Earrings

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KarenAlcalá
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017