What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 190: Lobe-Bearing


To quote Chuck Testa, Nope!

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

The earrings category on Etsy is every bit as fascinating, unexpected, and ridiculous as you’d expect. There were unusual materials, unexpected shapes, and unbelievable creativity. Styles ranged from stark modernism (my fave) to brutalist to badass to whatever is going on here. The earrings were made from body parts and food and animals. Some were rude, some were clever and meaningful, and many were meaningless (or at least inscrutable). And, of course, they covered the spectrum from precious to literal garbage.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

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Do you wear them, or do you smoke them?

Ever wonder how your neck smells? Now you’ll know for sure!

I couldn’t have imagined that wood earrings could be this cool! By coolNaturalJewelry

Nobody puts baby in a bottle!

When your BFF shows up in the same frock…

I am obsessed with everything QuercusSilver makes!

Anyone else think those beads should be brown?

These are ear-shaped earrings with piercings from which YOU CAN HANG OTHER EARRINGS. Mind blown.

Best looking cloisonné earrings I’ve ever seen! By EvangelineJewelryCo

Although Etsy is best known for sellers who overdo it, There are still plenty who underdo it.

Is anyone else suddenly craving pizza?

I absolutely love the idea of this set of mismatched geometric studs! By WROXdesign

Even crummy diamonds like these deserve better.

Well THAT‘s going to be in my head for the rest of the day.

Proof that Art Deco earrings don’t need to cost a fortune to be beautiful. By ATeaLeaf

In the eighties, I probably would have thought these were awesome. Because I was an idiot.

Ear hair, Etsy style!

I’d wear these pop art beauties with everything! By handmadedezigns

Finally, earrings with their own theme song

The most delicious skull earrings ever! In rose gold with diamonds by IzandCo

Rectum? Nearly killed ’em!

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 190: Lobe-Bearing

  1. I don’t have holes in my ears but the cloisonne’s are pretty

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  2. Oh my! I LOVE earrings and feel naked without them, but some of these make me rethink that! :p ❤

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  3. Oh my, what a earring collection… I like the “ear”rings

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  4. Wow, this is the first thing that you have ever posted that made me think ugh. I do like the art deco ones, though and I think the cloisonne and quercus silver ones are also tasteful.

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  5. As usual I LUV LUV your commentary. I really miss being a snarky New Yorker… (now I’m just a bitchy suburbanite :/ )

    PS – I would probably smoke those. 😀

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  6. Love Thursday posts! And love the Art Deco earrings—you are right about the price!

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  7. There seems to be a trend here of people just finding random crap around the place, sticking earring loops on it, and calling it a day. There is barely any effort involved in so many of these pieces.

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  8. Um. Well. Okay then. Let’s discuss next week.

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  9. OMG, I just adore these!! Even the ones I could never see myself wearing, I love them for their originality! Like: ear earrings! Nose earrings! I’ve been an earring aficionado ever since I got my ears pierced at the (relatively) late age of 20-something. (I don’t like pain, so kept procrastinating. Afterwards: “Silly me, for this I waited so long?!” I’ll often find terrific/odd ones at garage sales/yard sales/bazaars etc. Such fun! I see now I should peruse Etsy! Uh oh, more hours down the rabbit hole! 😀

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