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Safe Metals 4 Ear Wires


#1

I’ve been using coppper and brass wire to wrap stones and pieces
of glass.

I would like to make some earrings. Are these metals safe to
use for ear wires?


#2

no, these will cause irritation. The best choices for the kind
of jewelry you are making would probably be stainless steel, or
better yet, titanium. I believe Rio carries both, and they
aren’t very expensive at all- Anne


#3

G’day Emilie; most definitely NOT!! Sterling and fine silver
are so cheap for the amount you would want that whatever you use
to hold the stone, you must use silver, gold, or even surgical
steel wire where it goes through ear-flesh. Or any other flesh …

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#4

For me NO!!! I can barely use silver,and not all day. Gold
filled or sterling or niobiom work well. Try those. If you need a
source let me know. Good luck
Mary


#5

Hi Anne, As far as I know stainless steel is a nickel steel
alloy which I thought could bring about nickel allergies.
Titanium is definitely fine. However sterling silver works fine
for most women. Vince.


#6
most definitely NOT!!   Sterling and fine silver are so cheap
for the amount you would want that whatever you use to hold the
stone, you must use silver, gold, or even surgical steel wire
where it goes through ear-flesh. Or any other flesh .. 

Titanium or niobium are also safe, non-allergenic choices, if
your design can use these metals (which cannot be soldered, but
which CAN be brightly colored by anodizing). And don’t forget
platinum, though of course now we’re not talking cheap anymore…

Peter Rowe