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Clip Earrings


#1

Hi

I am wanting to make some clip earrings for a person that does not have
pierced ears. I do not know what the assembly process usually is. Do you
buy the spring part, pad, etc separayely or assembled. She likes larger
earrings so I assume cabachons are used a lot. Are they glued as well as
bezel set? Any info or references would be appreciated as well as a supply
source. I have some degree of jewelry skills (soldering polishing etc.)

Thanks,

Bob B


#2

For clip earrings I buy the clip findings from Rio (or whoever) and solder
it on to the back of the earring. - If the earring has a stone, I make and
solder a bezel on - usually before soldering the clip. In other words
make it just like a post earring only use a clip instead of a post. I
have only done these in sterling. Jan - in sunny Oregon.
http://www.designjewel.com


#3

I haven’t found a glue that adhears to metal for any length of time (if
one is wearing clip earrings, there is a lot of action going on.) I buy
the two piece clips from Indian Jeweler’s supply (Rio also carries them)
The smaller piece is soldered on it’s base (standing up, not flat as one
would think.) there is a little square piece which looks like a foot that
is the solder point. DO not solder after putting the two parts together
(ears on the foot thingie, and a petal looking thingie with two other
things sticking out of the bottom ends . . .those ends are what go into
the holes on the foot like thingie.

I’m not making any sense at all, am I??? I’ve done hundreds of clip
earrings in the last year and a half . . . they aren’t difficult once you
know what you need to do!

Have fun!


#4

I hate to make clip earrings! I always have problems getting the ear
paddle attached. There must be some trick to getting those little prong
things inserted properly.

Marilyn Smith
Indiana, USA, east of the Mississippi and west of the Appalachians


#5

I hate to make clip earrings! I always have problems getting the ear
paddle attached. There must be some trick to getting those little prong
things inserted properly.

I spread the ears (the part with the holes into which the paddle is
inserted) a bit, and then put one side in; making sure that the tail (the
part that keeps the paddle tight) is on the outside, and then roll the
other side in. Maybe, because I’ve done quite a few of them, I don’t find
them difficult to do?!?

Are you trying to use the large ones or the smaller ones??? The smaller
are a bit more difficult to handle.


#6

Marilyn-- The little prong things are like a spring. You push in one end,
then compress the second side a little and pop it into place. Sometimes,
one prong is slightly larger than the other. If this is the case, insert
the larger one first, and then pop the smaller one in. It can be hard to
do with your fingers, so I use the flat edge of a tiny screwdriver ot
similar tool to get it into place to slip into the hole in the base. I
hope this helps. Sandra/ ElegantBee