A: Julie, an earring extender is attached to an earring top at the upper end and a dangle at the lower end. It does not attach directly to your ear. It adds to the "dangleization factor". There is a category for earring tops and any of the pendant/drops can be used as a dangle. From the main menu, Pre-notched, Earrings, Dangles and Tops. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.