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Retro Fit Earrings


#1

I’ve been approached by someone to change a pair of earrings from
pierced post to pierced leaver back. Problem: they are not silver.
They are some base metal from Chico’s. Also they are set with some
type of synthetic stone. I’m not sure how to do this. Any
recommendations (other then to walk away - which is what I’ll
probably do). But just for curiosity sake, how would one do this.
Clip the posts and then how would you attach a ring? Wire wrap? Glue
;-). Stumped in Fort Collins.

Lisa Fowler
Fort Collins, CO 80526
@LisaF


#2

lisa -

change a pair of earrings from pierced post to pierced leaver
back. Problem: they are not silver. They are some base metal 

you are in luck because rio grande has gold and silver color base
metal thingies that convert pierced post to clip earrings by slipping
the post into a tube and bending it, etc. check the latest rio
catalog.

ive


#3

If the earrings are made of brass or some other solid metal like
that, they can have a clip-on finding welded onto them with a fusion
welder. Sometimes you can find a way to rivet something on, if you
can’t find a fusion welder. If they are soft, grey or whiteish metal
underneath plating, this won’t work. Epoxy is great stuff, and fits
well with the quality of plated white metal, IMHO. You can’t make a
silk purse out of a sow’s ear, and it is a waste of your valuable
time to try to do so. So fit the remedy to the quality of the
original work, and you’ll be fine.

M’lou Brubaker, Jeweler
Goodland, MN
www.craftswomen.com