Ear crawlers offer you a different earring style to add to your jewellery choices. They are a modern way to express your individuality. You may find a few styles in department store. Most are found online, especially on Etsy.
Watch below a Video that briefly describes the FOUR new styles of earrings available on Etsy.
In a previous article I introduced you to ear jacket earrings. Last week it was ear cuffs.
Today is all about ear crawlers.
Ear Crawlers – In a Nutshell:
May be called ear crawlers, ear climbers, ear sweeps or ear pins
Do require you to have pierced ears
Can be worn on your ear lobe; higher up your ear or on the cartilage at the top of your ear
Some are single ear crawlers to highlight one ear; some are a pair and some come with a matching simple stud earring for the other ear
Can be any design imaginable
Express your unique side in a way that is easier and more comfortable than wearing outlandish clothes
Ear Crawlers with Stud Attachments
Ear Crawlers for your ear lobe usually have a stud attachment. They may come as a pair, as a single earring for a specific ear or as in the illustration of a ‘five roses’ ear crawler, with a complimentary design for the other ear.
You can find alternatives that extend further up your ear like this ‘feather wing’ ear crawler that has both a stud pin for your ear lobe and a cuff higher up the side of your ear to keep it in place.
Ear Crawlers with Bobby Pin Style Attachments
The Bobby Pin style is the most common as it holds the earring more securely to your ear. This seems to be the most popular style on Etsy. You put it through your pierced ear then gently turn it upward to hold the earring in place. On the website slideshow this ‘gold leaf’ design shows you how to put it on. Do not be in a rush as you put on these earrings as you can easily break them.
The longer the ear crawler like the ‘silver cubic zirconias’ on the right, the longer the reverse pin is.
Some like the ‘star crawler’ on the left give the impression that you have multiple ear piercings while simply being one earring.
Cartilage Ear Crawlers for the Top or Sides of Your Ears
Cartilage earrings are a variation which go on the inside top of your ear or the side of your ear. They require you to have a piercing in the appropriate place. The ‘flower ear crawler’ comes with a choice of pin backings (butterfly or ball or labret).
On the site for the ‘Celtic ear crawler’ in the middle, you are shown the best position for your cartilage ear piercing (far right illustration).
Ear Crawler –Buyer Beware
- Carefully read the description so that you know whether you are buying a single earring, a pair or one specifying left or right ear only.
- Look at the slide show for photos of the actual ear crawler and how to put it on.
- Carefully read the ‘Shipping & Policies’ Section for total cost, returns policy and payment method.
- Read the reviews to get a feeling for the designer, how to wear the product and how it is delivered to you.
Now you are up to date with today’s different earring styles.
Looking stylish, feeling beautiful and modern can be as simple as adding one small slightly different item to your dressing. Ear jackets, ear cuffs and ear crawlers fit the bill. They are all a click away on Etsy.
Ear Crawlers with studs – five roses crawler; feather wings crawler
Ear Crawlers with bobby pins – gold leaf; star crawler; silver cubic zirconias crawler
Cartilage Ear Crawlers – flower crawler; Celtic crawler
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