Thursday, June 4, 2015

Why Ear Cuffs?

When I am selling at local events, I am often asked to explain what an ear cuff is.  Many here in the Northeast of the USA have never before seen ear cuffs.  If there is an awareness it's associated with those 'Hollywood types' and movies such as The Hunger Games.  Some people confuse the design of ear vines/pins with ear cuffs.  The difference is that cuffs don't require any ear holes and the others do.

But who wears Ear Cuffs?
Here is my experience of who my ear cuff customers are.  Perhaps you'll determine if they're something you may consider for yourself or as a gift.

Little Girls:  I often say that they're for anyone with ears, and that's actually not far from the truth! Starting with little girls, I recommend they be old enough to understand just how a Princess would behave if she were wearing her royal jewels.  I take some very small designs to local events and Moms or Dads will buy a pair of ear cuffs (most of my designs are sold in pairs) for their little girl who is not quite ready for piercings or wants something to feel special and look like Mom. I keep the price very reasonable as they're made from polished copper and little sparkly crystals.

Young Ladies:  If they're attending a prom or a graduation and want something a little edgy to wear, earcuffs are the answer.  They'll set off their beautiful updo's and youthful necklines.  With the option of on-the-ear designs or drop/dangling designs, often incorporating beautiful Swarovski crystals, they'll look beautiful and won't be distracted during the evening by irritation, discomfort or even pain.

For the Bride:  Whether a young lady has pierced ears or not, she may want a design just a little
Glamorous Ear Cuffs with Swarovski and Sterling Silver
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different for her most special day.  If she doesn't have pierced ears, ear cuffs are a perfect and comfortable solution.  She won't be thinking about any discomfort like she may be if wearing clip-ons.  I have designed ear cuffs for brides, bridesmaids and even for the MOB, also known as the Mother of the Bride. (Bet I had you wondering for a mili-second there!)

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The Perfect Ear Accessory:  Some ladies with pierced ears like to wear hoops.  My small ear cuffs accessorize their hoop or stud earrings by sitting above their ear lobes.

Ear Lobe Issues:  There are some ladies for whom ear cuffs are the perfect solution because at some point they had one or multiple piercings and the hole(s) have stretched and perhaps even completely split.  Ear Cuffs will cover these conditions.  

Allergies:  Some ladies have a problem wearing any pierced earrings because of allergic reactions.  Ear Cuffs for many overcome this problem.  I apply a protective coating which prevents skin sensitivity and prevents the silver, copper or brass from tarnishing.  (The gold filled doesn't need this but it can be applied if desired.)

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Elegance for Senior Ladies:  My brand logo is, "Beautiful Ear Jewelry For Young Ladies Of All Ages." I have often sold designs to senior ladies, some with stretched ear lobes from time and gravity, resulting in long and possibly wider ear lobes.  My designs range from very slender to quite wide, and so a wide, stretched ear lobe will appear smaller when wearing a pair of ear cuffs.

The Future of Ear Cuffs

I do believe that at this time and for the next year or two the ear cuff trend will peak.  We will see more celebrities wearing them and they will be worn by more and more ladies in the general population.

For the longterm, I believe ear cuffs will develop a greater presence in every day jewelry, like the tattoo industry if you like.  At one time it was only military men and convicts who wore tattoos.  Now they are worn by just about anyone.  There are national and international gatherings of tattoo artists and the industry has overall become more hygienic and more socially acceptable, to the point that I believe tattoo art will become a standard part of the 21st century's self expression.

Ear Cuffs will go the same way as there will always be extremes, but we will continue to see more and more ladies from main stream America wearing ear cuffs as a standard alternative to pierced and clip-on earrings.

Purchase a pair of Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona(TM) EarCuffs and be one of the trend setters in your neighborhood.

You can view a Slideshow of some of my designs on my Home Page at

If you live in SE Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey, consider coming to see me at a local craft fair.  Together we can have fun trying on some ear cuff designs to see how they work for you.  Read details about upcoming events here.

Feel free to contact me at for questions about ear cuffs, custom work and when my future Elegant EarCuffs by Fiona events are.