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January 29, 2017
Ear rings can be the icing on the cake for any outfit
Ear rings are one of those pieces of jewellery that you don’t need to know too much about the person you are making them for. The only question you need answering is do they have there ears pierced or not, what ever they answer you can still make them a beautiful pair of ear rings.
Non Pierced Ears
So does it matter if you don’t have piecred ears? No it doesn’t matter, we have so many diferent ear ring findings now for non pierced ears and they are not like the horrible pinchy ones from the 80’s they have come on so far and are very comfortable. If you would like to purchase non pierced ear ring findings to go with any of my ear ring kits please email me and I can sort that out
What choices do I have for pierced ears?
The main 2 ear ring findings that we use are the Shepard Hooks (also known as fish hooks) and post and back. Shepard Hooks simply go through the piercing and create a ear ring that sits below the ear lobe perfect for a more dramatic look or a chandelier ear ring. If you have long hair or the ear rings are quite heavy you can up a little plastic ear stopper on the back to stop it falling forward.
The other type that we use a lot is the Post(or stud) and Butterfly back. This is a very versatile finding as you can get posts with pegs on them for half drilled gemstones or pearls making the classic stud ear ring, or you can get a post with a loop on it to add a design that again sits below the ear lobe. It can be a more secure option if you are using expensive gemstones or wanting the design to be on the ear lobe and below.
These are just 2 options of findings but there are more that you can buy from hoops, threaders, cuffs, ear jackets, huggers and many more
You will be pleased to know that you only need a basic tool kit to create most styles of ear ring so no need to buy extra or expensive tools. So what are you waiting for grab your tools and lets start making some fabulous ear rings.
Check out these fabulous kits
At Rocks n Chains we do kits for everyone from elegant ear ring kits to fabulous chain maille kits. Check them out here
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