You have only two ears, but so many possibilities. Consider these unusual jacket earrings by Beth Carey. The combinations are many: Wear the silver flower and matching pistil and then add a disc of a different color, shape or size. Or go it alone with just the flower or just the pistil. These versatile earrings are a traveler's dream: One pair can match a whole wardrobe and still never look the same.
Pierced earrings. $30 in sterling silver; $75 in 14-carat gold. Includes two pairs of colored jackets; extra jackets, 80 cents a pair. Catepetl Art Gallery, 114 W. Second St., Frederick, Md. 21701. 301/662-8762. JAVA TO GO
Taking your show on the road? Here's a miniature coffee maker that will help you feel at home. It works as a drip coffee maker, makes a great cup of espresso, fits together compactly and includes everything but coffee, cream, sugar and the kitchen sink.
Quick Cafe' Travel Coffee Maker. $29 ($3.50 delivery charge). Exeters, 3303 Harbor Blvd., Suite B-5, Dept. 3C, Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626. 800/525-4477. BIG BASKET
The Easter Bunny has gone upscale. He or she now delivers goodies in this hand-split chestnut basket, complete with satin ribbon, baby's breath and real moss. Dyed eggs have been replaced with imported chocolates, scented soap, tinned potpourri and decorated books and stationery. But it's still put together in a nice, old-fashioned way by Christina Johnson, just the way she always made her surprise baskets for her grandparents.
Easter basket. Three sizes: $24, $32 and $37, filled; $13, $17 and $23, basket only. Heartwarmers Gift Baskets by Christina Johnson, 10119 Oakton Terrace Rd., Oakton, Va. 22124. 255-9551. ADOPT-A-CRAB?
The pressure is relentless: Junior wants a labrador; his parents want peace and quiet. The National Aquarium in Baltimore has a clever idea: "Adopt" a hermit crab, a pink skunk clownfish, a common iguana, sand tiger shark or another of its 200 or more animals. For a contribution, the aquarium will send you a personalized adoption certificate and a bumper sticker -- and best of all, care for your animal.
Aquadopt. $15 to $500, depending on animal. Contributions are tax-deductible. National Aquarium, Pier 3/501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. 301/576-3866.