Here's a pirate wearing an earring. I think the earring is too big, it is supposed to fit into the pocket that forms his eye patch. But a big earring is more fun.
This guy was fun to make. The face is traced on to the felt and colored in with markers, but the beard and the eye-patch string are added by machine. The felt did not originally hold up, so the earring actually pierces the backing fabric as well.