I wear earrings every day. I used to keep them in a medicine organizer, which was working OK, but wasn't too attractive looking.
I saw a picture of an earring holder in a book called Storage & Display (there are also some other really nice ideas in this book). The earring holder in the book was made out of a picture frame and some sewing pins stuck to it to hang chandelier type of earrings. Since I mostly wear stud earrings the pins wouldn't have worked for me.
I wanted to use white fabric as a base, but didn't have any. So I glued some golden linen that i did have to a piece of cardboard and used a big needle to poke holes for the earrings on it.
It looks a bit like a piece of art, so I keep it on my bookshelf. At first I wasn't so sure of the combination of gold linen and silver earrings, but now I kind of like it. For some reason it reminds me of ancient Egypt. It looks pretty and the earrings are easily accessible.