I made a pair of clip earrings. She can't keep them on her ears.
Hi Deb, I occasionally get requests for the dreaded clip-on
earrings… usually from my Mom or Mother-In-Law, so I can’t say,
“No.” I have to again figure out the setup every time.
The first time I did a pair, my Mom sent them back for the same
reason: not enough tension to hold, and the spring tab was as tight
as I could get it. As it turns out, I had assembled them incorrectly
by soldering the hinge part to the back of the earring wrong. The
hinge part is an “L” shaped piece, and you need to make sure the
orientation is correct. The paddle can be mounted even if the hinge
is soldered in correctly. This may be an over-obvious suggestion, but
I did it and it took me some time to figure out my error.
I have since discovered the Rio Grande catalog has a very helpful
tip (instructions) in their findings catalog, on the page that shows
the clip on findings. If you have the catalog, you might want to do a
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)