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Cleaning earstuds


#1

Hi, Getting carried away with my ramblings today! However, I have
20p airs of cert diamond earstuds to set in a rush, all of similar
size but some with yellow stems/white stems and they MUST be kept in
their respective pairs!Setting no problem it’s the cleaning. Off the
cement and into the pot one pair at a time (maybe 2), takes ages and
prevents other jobs getting done! Any solutions? Wish i had an
apprentice on days like this!

Chris M.


#2

Chris. welcome back,eh!

Here is my faster approach on cleaning. I use this all the time…Do
you have a sonic-cleaner Now place ALL of those earring studs into a
jar of alcohol. a.k.a. Methyl-Alcohol and then place this jar into
the sonic-cleaner…I can say without any hesitation…in about 5
minutes all of those items will be CLEAN! I make extra sure that the
alcohol is hot, or just warm and this alone speeds up the cleaning
process. To keep them separate, why don’t YOU wire them up and hang
them up on a wire ring hooks, you know the kind, mfgr’s use them for
individual rings…

Gerry!


#3

Assuming you have posts with clutches you could simply pass one post
thru the other’s clutch, followed by its own clutch. Make a long
swiggly wire that looks like a sine wave, loop a pair in each
’trough’. Or, use one paperclip per pair and hang them in the
ultrasonic or whatever else you may be using.


#4

Hello Chris,

You said, " I have 20p airs of cert diamond earstuds to set in a
rush, all of similar size but some with yellow stems/white stems and
they MUST be kept in their respective pairs!Setting no problem it’s
the cleaning. Off the cement and into the pot one pair at a time
(maybe 2), takes ages and prevents other jobs getting done! Any
solutions?"

I hope I understand your problem and my apologies if this
description doesn’t make sense: Use those earring backs/clutches with
two round “scrolls” that provide tension against the post. You can
slide the back on one stud and put the post of the other through the
"scroll", then slide the back on the second. The two studs are
secured to each other and the respective pairing is maintained when
they go into the pot.

Judy in Kansas, where the fishermen caught two BIG walleye before
the wind blew them off the lake today. Temps in the 70s - how much
longer can this balmy weather last!


#5

Get different color paper clips and make a double hanger, color code
the er’s to the job, you can do as many as you have colors.