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[Looking4] Ear-like earring display


#1

Hi all. I’m looking for a single earring display that looks like an
ear, but ideally without a head or neck. I’ve done some checking
about and haven’t found anything that hit me right. I looked online
and in a number of jewelry catalogs (Rio, etc.), even some medical
suppliers. Plastic is OK, just not too stylized- the more realistic
the better. I carved one out of wood, but it leaves something to be
desired

I want this for closeup photography of an earring, with the ear
display giving it context and scale. So, something that would
minimize the Photoshop cleanup would be appreciated too.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Allan
silvermason.com


#2

You might find what you’re looking for at
http://www.gemsondisplay.com.

I found an acrylic display for an earring and necklace. Comes in
Black and makes a great backdrop for earrings. I also got an Elegant
Tall Mannequin in frosted white that I can use for photos and, of
course, display at shows, Again, it makes a good background for
earrings. You can zoom in to the earring alone or zoom out if you’ve
a matching necklace.

Unfortunately I haven’t used them yet. Just tested them out once. But
it’s an option and not expensive either.

Michele
MikiCat Designs
www.mikicatdesigns.com


#3

Dear Allan,

I have made several of these ‘ears’ in clay, fired them and having
used the right colored clay they are skin colored after firing. Not
hard to make and even if you aren’t too good with clay I think it
would be easy to get a ceramicist to make some for you. I am on
holiday so can’t sent you a picture right now. If you need more info
just mail me off line.

Cheers,
Sharron on holiday in Saigon, loving every second!


#4

Allan, One possibility would be to fashion one out of polymer
clay–the kind one bakes at about 200 degrees to harden it.

Alma


#5

Hi Allan:

Did you see the display at: myperfectear.com ? Or, perhaps you could
make a display out of a piece of thick wire – following the shape of
an ear & hammering the very end and making a hole for the earring.
Also, if you or anyone you know works with warm glass, a mold can be
made of an actual ear & a piece of glass can be slumped over it in
the kiln.

Trish


#6

Hi Allan:

Several years ago, I was doing a show at which U.S. Cellular was
doing a “Talk your ear off” promo for which they were passing out
spongy ears. I had visions of making a cool earring display and
collected a bunch of them. They are slightly larger than normal, at
least when I hold them up next to my head they look large, they are
made of that spongy stuff that stress balls are made of and are
quite lifelike looking. Contact me offline and I would be happy to
send you what you need. (P.S. they are all left ears)

Sue Shaffer


#7
I'm looking for a single earring display that looks like an ear,
but ideally without a head or neck. I want this for closeup
photography of an earring, with the ear display giving it context
and scale. So, something that would minimize the Photoshop cleanup
would be appreciated too. 

Try this place: Painful Pleasures body piercing supplies.
http://www.painfulpleasures.com They have silicone left and right ear
displays, and other pierce-able silicone body part displays, some not
safe for viewing at work. I’ve been wanting one of those lifelike
silicone ears for photography too, but they have a $100 wholesale
order minimum. I don’t need $100 worth of silicone ears. If 6.25 of
us went in together on an order though…

Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com
http://www.fgemz.com


#8
I'm looking for a single earring display that looks like an ear, 

i think fire mountain gems has it


#9

If you could find a willing model with an ear shape you find
appealing, you could make your own ear mold using an alginate
material, such as is used by dentists. I’ve also seen it in kits for
molding body parts such as faces, hands, and others best not
mentioned here. I’m sure you can find by googling it, or
perhaps someone here has experience using it.

Mike DeBurgh, GJG
Henderson, NV