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Earring wires sterilization. $0.02


#1

John, etc. al., Do you think that the flame/heat from a disposable
butane would be as effective as a bacteria / virus deterrent. An
alcohol lamp is some what ackward at show, plus the danger of any open
source of fire accelorant in your booth… Disposable swabs would
certainly reduce this danger, and disposable lighters (esp. child
resistant type) should be safer yet?

Or are we being subjected to excess paranoia and or politically
correct hysteria. Suzanna Wade’s response from the highly cautious CDC
should calm this; “2001 Earwire Hysteria Part II”.

But seriously, these plexi / lucite earring holders, where do you get
them, I’ve never seen them anywhere?

My $0.02 worth, Ed


#2
    John, etc. al., Do you think that the flame/heat from a
disposable butane would be as effective as a bacteria / virus
deterrent. 

G’day; Of course they would. And not just a deterrent; a positive
killer! All that is necessary is for the wires to be heated
momentarily to about, or slightly above 300�C (NOT the whole
jewellery piece, just the wires or posts) Butane torches, cigarette
lighters, even a match flame is enough. I used the suggestion of an
alcohol lamp because I thought it would be an easily available, clean
burning example

    But seriously, these plexi / lucite earring holders, where do
you get them, I've never seen them anywhere? 

No; I don’t think they are on the market (yet!) That was the idea
and suggestion of one of the Orchid members. Simply get a couple of
strips of lucite or any similar stiff, transparent plastic about 1 -
2cms wide, about 2 - 3 mm thick and about 15 - 20 cm long. Smooth
the sides and ends, drill a 1 - 2mm hole close to one rounded end,
and there you are. What more is necessary? Other than a mirror. And
some wrapping and a receipt. My $2,000 worth. B-) – Cheers now,

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ