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Topics: Findings, Earcuffs

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I am trying to imitate ear cuffs I have previously purchased. One end of the ear cuff is sealed by a bead glued to it. The other end of the ear cut is left raw. How do I soften the cut raw end of the ear cuff so that it doesn't scratch the ear cartilage?

Topics: Findings, Earrings

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Over time the holes in my ears have stretched. What kind of ear finding is available to hide the large holes in my ears. I think the findings should be lightweight.

Topics: Findings, Earstuds, Dangles

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I have a customer who wants to add a dangle to some diamond ear studs. What is the best way to do that? Thanks!

Topics: Components, Measurement

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I have a caliper and I would like to know how to measure an earring finding for a leverback.

Topics: Findings, Clip-on Conversion

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I live in a retirement home and help the ladies by putting on magnet clasps to make it easier to fasten. I have been able to convert their earrings in many ways: from wire to clip, wire to stud, etc. The one I am unsuccessful at is to convert clip to another finding. There are always sharp metal bits that I cannot smooth. I do not solder and need a solution for this type of conversion. Thanks!

Topics: Findings, Beading

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I am changing earrings from a French hook to a post. After taking off the French hook, there is a 2mm hole. Should I just glue a post back to it or fill in the hole?

Topics: Earrings, Earwires, Posts

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I would like to take the long earwire off a dangling earring and replace it with a post or something other than the long wire. Can it be done?

Topics: Earrings, Conversion

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I have a pair of post earrings that I want to make into dangles but there is no hole. How do I do that?

Topics: Findings/Earrings

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I have a faithful customer who wears clip on earrings. What can I use to make them less painful for her? Is there something similar to the coating for tools that could be used?

Topics: Findings, Hinged Earwires

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I purchased a pair of hammered sterling silver earrings online for my daughter. The earrings have a bar closure that broke off (the bar and hinge). I have made a lot of jewelry myself. I tried to replace them with something similar, but could not find anything here on line. How can I repair them?

Topics: Findings, Earwires

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I have a huge problem of losing my hook earwires, even when I use the plastic nuts to ''keep them''--is there any reason this might happen--or should I just learn to wear posts or change my earwires to leverbacks?

Topics: Findings, Earwires

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How do you use the kidney shape earring?

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Attaching Beads

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I am interested in making design number 88HM, Olivio, from the Gallery of Designs. I have purchased everything I need from Fire Mountain Gems to make it, but I need to know how to attach the beads to the round flat disks.

Topics: Earrings, Clip-on

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Mom wants to make some clip-on earrings with her seashells. How do I do this?

Topics: Shell, Flowers, Center-Drilled

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I have some carved shell flowers. The hole is in the middle of each flower. How do I attach beads and how do I make them into earrings?

Topics: Bond-a-Stud Dots

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Can Bond-a-Stud dots be cut smaller?

Topics: Allergies

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I am looking for hypoallergenic earring posts. My sister has had success with Rhodium plated and platinum plated earrings. Can you recommend anything for me?

Topics: Long-Shank Earwires, Finishing

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How do I finish off the bottom of long-shank earwires?

Topics: Earring Post Length, Tie Tac Length

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How long are the posts on earrings and tie tacs?

Topics: Stainless Steel, Niobium, Hypo-allergenic

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Are surgical steel and niobium considered to be hypo-allergenic?

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