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Q.
Hello, I am having a hard time getting my earrings to hang straight. They want to turn either to the right or left. Is it because I'm hand drilling the center of my brass? Thank You.
- Becky
A.
There are a couple of ways to prevent your earrings from flipping around. Use a large earring back or place a comfort pad on, before your earnut. Both methods support the back of your earlobes and keep your earrings facing forward.

If you find your earrings are still turning, perhaps adding a jumpring to the connection between the earwire and the earring design element will help. This configuration will turn the design element 45 degrees, which might finally have the earrings facing the correct direction.

- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author, Jewelry Making Expert and Swarovski Ambassador

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